Back to blogging

I have decided that it is time to actually get serious about getting serious. So I am going to make a real attempt to begin blogging, and doing it on a regular basis. Oh, and updating my events and activities. And keeping my recent publications up to date, like Mina’s Daughter: The Harker Chronicles which has been for sale since September but which I never put on my personal website.

Let’s face it. I’m doomed.

When I try to analyze my motives, I find that my primary reasons for wanting to personalize content in a central location is really just an exercise in organizational survival skills. Guerilla housekeeping, so to speak. I simply have too much stuff going on, and it is all over the place. I mean, if you look up the word “absent-minded professor” in the dictionary, my picture will be prominently displayed.

I try to be organized, I really do. All the piles of paper lying on my dining room table are a living testament to my deep desire to be alphabetized and meticulous. But there is some kind of missing link in my brain that prevents me from reaching a level of ease and automaticity. Frankly, I have no idea where to start.

So, I am going to make a huge executive decision and delete another website that I’ve had up and running for the past year in order to consolidate some of my content. The other site was just not meeting my needs – too expensive, and too complicated. So I am saying a fond farewell to thedeadgirl.com – nice to know you. You were a big headache of a website. Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.

I have blogtours to schedule, requests for reviews to send out, columns to write, a blog hop to organize for January 2012, several press releases that aren’t going to write themselves, a London book launch for the Phobophobia Anthology, and research to complete for those grants that I have to write.

Don’t make fun of me. I can hear you snickering.

In the meantime, I’ll just sit here in front of my computer screen and try and figure out how to upload this post into WordPress. Maybe it will end it in the right location on my webpage. At least its a start.

About S.L. Schmitz

S.L. Schmitz lives in Indian Trail, NC with her husband and son. There is an ever-changing menagerie of cats who graciously allow the family to share the house with them. In addition to reading and writing, she enjoys scrapbooking, drinking martinis, and making snarky comments about a variety of topics. Feel free to email her at thedeadgirl25(at)yahoo(dot)com

Posted on November 13, 2011, in Blog and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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