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Monday, August 9, 2010


I have been debating what to say in today's post. As much as I adore my granddaughters (yesterday Jordan grabbed a pair of sunglasses and wandered around the store looking like a minature sun goddess), I know they're more interesting to me than to you.

And I already have 38 comments for the month of August. Wow! People really respond to hearing from writers.

BTW, that means I only need to receive 8 more comments all month to give away 4 of my books this month. (1-15 comments, 1 book; 16-30, 2, etc.) Of course, MaryLu Tyndall is also giving away a copy of her wonderful book, Surrender the Heart.

So do I go the route that so many successful blogs do, focusing entirely on reviews and interviews? Or do I continue my present practice, doing that once a month and talking about my favorite topic after writing (me, of course!) the rest of the month?

I started this blog in the throes of grieving over the death of my daughter. I wanted a place people could come and grieve with me, to learn how I was doing without having to repeat the story over and over again. And many wonderful people supported me through that difficult year.

Since then my life has changed in so many ways. My mother also died. I moved from Colorado to Oklahoma. I've lost my daughter and my mother, but I've also gained two beautiful grandchildren (I got to see my grandson's face via ultrasound for my birthday. Oh, my! Engraved on my heart) I ended my career with Dish Network and now write full time, the fulfillment of a twenty-year dream. This blog has traced my journey, a public journal of sorts.

So that's my question today. Any input from my readers? Anything my new readers would especially like to see?


Ariel said...

I enjoy reading about daily life :)

Jan Parrish said...

You can do as I do, talk about your grandbabies. I'm so happy things are going well for you now!

Merry said...

I enjoy hearing about daily things, it makes your blog real and enjoyable. I do like book reviews and more also!

Darlene Franklin said...

Very well. So far you are saying daily life (and endless tales about grandbabies and house woes) makes interesting reading. :) Thanks for responding!

Elizabeth said...

I feel grandchildren reflect our hope for the future...always enjoy the subject and stories of their latest "special moments".

Juanita W said...

Darlene, you have quite a creative mind. Love the names of your books, read down the list. Had to add more, Romanian Rhapsody sounds wonderful. Love music here, just can't carry much of a tune. Juanita W