Since the 2012 Cancer Summit, I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching…
I’ve been writing or video blogging for the last 5 years — every day. Up until recently, I’ve never really thought much of when I’d scale back or if I ever would.
During the Summit, I took about a month off from writing regularly and I have to admit it felt pretty good to not have that daily responsibility on top of running two separate business (Renegade Health and Annmarie Gianni Skin Care) and now having a 4 and a half month old son.
But just because it felt good, doesn’t mean that much to me. We’ve built our readership from videos and articles, so we’ll continue to share with you in one medium or another. So let it be clear, this is not a retirement post.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
My batteries are recharged and I’m ready to go again.
Since my days in grad school as a writing student, I’ve always approached writing as a craft. It’s something that must be done regularly to not only improve, but keep the skill sharp. (BTW: I never finished that degree, something my mother often reminds me of… LOL!)
So I’m ready to help you, but I think I might want to do it a little differently this time around. I feel like this is an opportunity to reinvent myself with your assistance.
Basically, I want to know some things from you to see if we can come to an agreement about what I write about regularly on the blog.
I’ve come up with three ideas as a starting point and I’d like you share which one you think fits your needs best. (Of course, if you have an alternative, please suggest it!)
1. Keep everything the same.
This means everything goes as it always was. One post a day from me. One recipe a week from a contributor. One post from Dr. Williams. Two posts from Colleen on relevant health topics.
2. Hybridize it.
This means I’ll step back a bit and do a few articles a week. The rest will stay the same.
3. One a week.
This means I’ll only write one article a week, but it will likely be more in depth than what I’ve written in the past. The rest will remain the same.
As you can tell, I’m still quite undecided about all this.
What do you want to see? What will be most helpful to you?
Also, what style do you prefer?
I know many of you loved this article on coffee, so I’m thinking if I can have a little more time I can manage some more experiments — if this is what you like.
So I’m trying to figure out what one you like best and which one I should continue with.
I guess the ultimate question in terms of style is do you want inspiration and thoughtfulness or do you want me explaining something I tried and if it worked or not.
I know, a lot of questions.
With all that said here are the two most important questions…
1. What do you want to see on the blog and what will most helpful?
2. What style is most helpful to you? Short and inspirational or deep and exploratory?
OK, so I’m anticipating your comments, since I really could go either way. Just scroll down and add your thoughts for me.
I’ll be reading and sharing my thoughts as they come in. Thanks in advance!