Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Blogs and websites

One of the things which vanished when Blogger threw a wobbly, leaving behind a crumbling ruin, was the list of womagwriter's blogs.

Would it be useful to have that back?

If so would you prefer a short list, compiled by me, of interesting blogs I know about – or a separate page where people could add details of their own blogs and websites?  Or maybe you can think of an even better way of providing this information?

Anything else you'd like to see on this blog?

13 comments:

ados123 said...

Would love to a list of blogs that you think are useful and relevant, Patsy. Blogger has lost all the blogs I used to follow when I was off line for the summer and I'm gradually trying to put them back.
Alyson

Tamara Narayan said...

That's a good idea. Writers especially are always in need of lists of good blogs to make connections.

Em-Musing said...

Oh, yes, yes, yes! A list of good blogs would be wonderful!

Gail Crane said...

A list of interesting writing blogs would be great. I lost all the blogs I followed when my blog crashed a while ago and am still trying to find them again (I lost my blog address as well and it's been taken over by someone else - hence the rather awkward address I have now). Anyway, I would love to start building a really good blog list. So yes, please, Patsy.

Penny A said...

It's useful to be able to follow up blog addresses and new ideas.

Wondering also, might the occasional (short) poem or perhaps picture be posted for inspiration?

Heather Moulson said...

I would love that.

Blogger are giving me a hard time too. Eight years I've been on here!

H

Nicola said...

A list of good blogs would be great. I have found so many interesting writing blogs with some great information by checking out the blogs other people find interesting. Thanks for all your hard work and for bringing writers together.

Maria said...

Great idea Patsy! I think maybe a separate list would be good.

L said...

Perhaps we could all contribute our favourites?

Patsy said...

Thanks everyone for the feedback and suggestions.

@ Penny - if you, or anyone else, would like to contribute a suitable poem, I'd be delighted to post it on the blog. (Please only send ones you hold the copyright for)

Flaming Nora said...

What I find most useful is definitely the submission guidelines for the different magazines both in the UK and overseas.

Perhaps interview with each Ficton editor from the main UK magazineas please so they can outline more clearly what they'd like, in what lengths, how far ahead they plan, when we can chase them for a response, all that kind of thing, please.

Great blog, Patsy, love it!

Patsy said...

@ Flaming Nora – I'd love to interview all the magazine editors and have asked a few of them. Unfortunately most of them are too busy to take part. There is one with Jill Finlay from The Weekly News though and she provided some great information.

Sadly the most recent contributions from editors have resulted in unpleasant anonymous comments, so I'm very reluctant to ask anyone else.

@ Everyone else – I'll set up a blog page and ask for suggestions.

Flaming Nora said...

Patsy, I'm also wondering about writing competitions that we can enter and if you know of any that could be posted to Womag? Most of the writing competitions I'm coming across and entering are literary ones and perhaps not relevant to the type of stories that we write for the women's mags.