What Should I Do Differently?

June 5, 2012 — Leave a comment

I decided this was a good week to take a blogging break.

Instead of crafting blog posts (among other things), I’ll be doing more of what you see pictured (not pictured: still reading).

Now, I know what you’re thinking, but no, I’ll only be at the pool, not driving the long hour to Cocoa Beach everyday (the pool’s only like 5mins away).

While I’m taking this thought break, I’d like to get some feedback from you about this blog. Specifically, I’ve got three questions:

What Should I Not Change?

This isn’t a roundabout way of getting compliments so much as trying to find out what you’d be disappointed to see go. What things am I doing on here that you don’t want to see changed? This could be anything related to what I post, when I post, or just the general subject matter of my posts (i.e. mostly book reviews). It could relate to a static page on here, the sidebar configuration, or the social media icons.

What Definitely Needs To Change?

Be kind here! I recently took part in an anonymous blog critique (ABC) as part of the Killer Tribes community. This was the second time around, and just like the first time, I came away with very helpful critical feedback. I don’t necessarily change everything suggested, but more often than not, it was something that I had overlooked that came from a reader’s perspective. Since I’m rethinking things in general, it would be great to get your feedback into the mix. What would you change if it were your blog? What cuts down on my readability or share-ability? If you’re reading this, I’m assuming your at least halfway interested in what I have to say and I know you probably have some good insights.

Have We Connected Yet?

I’m constantly trying to find the balance between time on social media and time being social. Usually I’m failing at the latter and haphazardly engaging in the former. A combination of seminary life and a homeschool past curbed my social aptitude just a tad and I’m recently in the process of coming back out of my shell. In that light, sometimes I’m a little slow on the uptake when it comes to social connections (or at least have been in the last few years). To help change that, I’d like to be a little more proactive on getting connect with some of you all.

If we haven’t connected yet, you can find me at the usual places:

I would put Google+ up there, but I don’t actively use it (like most everyone else at this point). One new place we can connect is on GoodReads. I’ve severely under-utitilized this site, and am just now making up for lost time. You may notice a sidebar that shows what I’m currently reading,  but as I get books added you can peruse my library in-full and also have a heads up on what reviews are happening sooner rather than later.

Though I know some of you who read this blog regularly through your RSS Reader, I’m pretty sure I don’t know all of you. if you’re taking time to read my book reviews and other posts, and I don’t know you, why haven’t we connected yet?

I think that about rounds it out. I’ll be out by the pool if you need me (not now though, it’s raining). In the meantime, I’d love your feedback, and any thoughts you might have on what I should do differently on here!

Nate

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I’m an avid reader, musician, and high school Bible teacher living in central Florida. I have many paperback books and our house smells of rich glade air freshners. If you want to know more, then let’s connect!

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