Here are some thoughts for the future of this space. This post doubles as a check that the comment system works, so please share your thoughts. This post triples as a check that the subscription system works, so please let me know if you did not receive a notification of this being posted.
Blog Intensity Level 1
I will certainly share business news concerning my next book. These include details such as due dates, samples, requests for beta readers, etc. If this is the only subject I share, this will be a very inactive site, but I’ll have more time for other things.
Blog Intensity Level 2
I’ve also considered writing productivity updates. I admire the radical accountability of the Brandon Sanderson “progress bars and status reports” approach. If the community wants to see posts like “400 words typed today” or “ch 7 out of 18 drafted”, then I may do so. I read author blogs to understand their process, so perhaps being candid with my process offers value for you.
That said, I also admire the Gabe Newell code of silence. Total control over consumer expectations is a tempting thing.
Blog Intensity Level 3
The above are the practical options of using this site to support this particular project, not for entertainment. I have some interest in using this space as a personal blog as well. The most on-topic version would be to focus on my writing opinions. For example, a post on the challenges in researching authentic dialogue for historical fiction.
Blog Intensity Level 4
The most libertine option is to use this space to write about whatever crosses my mind. This will probably tend towards my opinions on media, but no promises. Let me know what you think.