It’s been a year in the making and finally, I did it, I changed the name of this blog. Why? Well, as much as I loved: The Bitchy Writer’s Blog, it was holding me back. You see, I write for children and teens now and as you can imagine, people might have a problem with the B word. It was perfect when I was freelancing, but as a children’s author, it’s a huge hindrance. So I’ve renamed the blog to: Writing By The Seat of My Pants.
What’s in a name? Everything!
I also bought my own domain name and linked it to this blog: http://www.rachelrueben.com. It makes me much easier to find online, not to mention, appealing to a PG audience. I always complained when I couldn’t find an author’s website or blog during our podcasts and here I was, being just as invisible as they were! Pot calling kettle, can you hear me?
You Attract More Flies with Honey!
I even jazzed up my sight making it more clean and easier on the eyes. So all the pretty colors are gone! I didn’t want people repelled because of the motif. Eventually, I’m going to buy a Premium theme to look more professional but for now, the Mystique theme is adequate.
I’ve been observing other successful blogs and finally got a game plan together. It’s funny, I’ve been able to help others with their blogs and even helped them gain more viewers, but when it came to my own, I was at a total loss. It’s the physician heal thyself syndrome. I had so many ideas but I never knew where to start. So here I am relaunching my blog to fit my new author image!
Things to Come…
In the future, I’m going to add a few more pages to display my work, sort of like a portfolio. I was actually thinking about posting my starter novel Eternal Bond, but I’m not sure, that’s a lot of work with all that formatting and WordPress can be a pain when I comes to formatting! So let me know what you think. If you got suggestions or tips I’d love to hear them.