This post here marks the the 301st post on this here blog, at least according to Blogger. I haven’t actually counted the posts myself (I have a bit of a life) so I’m taking the machine’s word for it.

Now, 300 successful prior postings seems like a lot to me. I feel I should get some kind of award for having come so far — or something like that. But, when I sat back and thought about it, I realized that 300 posts actually puts me kind of far behind. When I started this, I originally had planned to try to post at least once a day. Since I’ve had this little creative outlet for around 2 years, 3 months, I should actually be bragging about the 800th post. Hmmm. I seem to be slacking.

But regardless, the magic number 300 has made me reflective about this blog. I’ve been evaluating the stuff I’ve been doing and the responses so that I can figure out how to make things better. I really liked how the pitch series went. I’m considering doing a similar style series/contest on queries in the fall. I hope to have all the pitch contest winners read by then. (I’m over 3/4 through, but I’ll be contacting everyone at once.) Other series I have considered are:

  • First pages
  • Marketing plans
  • Series proposals

But now comes the feedback part of the evaluation. What do you all think? Is there some topic you’re dying for me to cover that I haven’t even thought of? Do you prefer that I start interviewing folk every now and then? Or should I start talking about books again on this blog and not just do all my book review talking over on the BookKids blog? Let me know what you think in the comments. I am definitely open to suggestions.

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