Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Eye Spy


You might have noticed some changes to my side bar, and you might even remember that I have promised some changes to my blog. I am going to try and commit to at least three days a week, each with a theme. Mondays will be story day. Sometimes my posts will be on Norse mythology, Norwegian culture, fairytales or just gibberish, whatever strikes my fancy. Wednesdays are Eye Spy...Something or someone out there is worth spying on so I will let you know each Wednesday what or who that is. Fridays are all about food and family, so back from popular demand; I will let you into my kitchen and answer my childrens favorite question, "What's for dinner Mom?" Don't let this question fool you, my family has a huge appetite and often there is much more on the table than food. Minnie will still be playing gibberish on the last Friday of every month, with her finished story on the following Monday. Now like I said, I am going to give this a try and see how it goes. Maybe having more structure in my blogging will allow me more time to work on my book.

A couple of months ago my blog had its one year anniversary and to celebrate I had a blogfest. The prize I was giving away if I had reached my goal was a troll and some Norwegian chocolate. The troll is still here, but I ate the chocolate. Maybe someday I will try another blogfest, but the few times I have tried have not been very successful. It isn’t much fun to throw a party when hardly anyone bothers to come. Oh well, more chocolate for me.

Today I am turning my spying eye to Hart Johnson who has been writing in her bathtub again to bring us her first ever “Cozy Mystery” book which is being released on June 5th.  The name of her book is The Azalea Attack, and she is celebrating together with her friend and mentor Elizabeth Spann Craig. Elisabeth is also releasing on the same day, her first book in a new series called, Quilt or Innocence ... Both books are “Cozy Mysteries”... Check out their CrazyCozy Blogfest and join the fun!
If you know of anyone or something worth spying on, let me know so I can put on my spy gear and sneak around. I do so love being a sneaky spy. So what do you think about my new blogging schedule and themes? Do you think it will help me to focus more on my book? Do you like to sneak around too? It drives my husband crazy but keeps him on his toes.



13 comments:

Catherine Noble said...

I like the sound of your schedule, Siv :) I've also resolved to stick to a blogging schedule, but I only blog on Fridays. My writing time has benefitted from this; fingers crossed you get more time for writing too :)

Misha Gericke said...

Your themes sound great! I love that you are giving other bloggers some exposure. :-D

I also changed the way I blog in order to focus more on my writing. But instead of themes, I decided to write all my posts and schedule them ahead. :-)

Susan Roebuck said...

I didn't know about your blogfest Siv! Why was that? And I'd love a troll :-( You know I adore your fairy-tales and Norse myth posts, so keep 'em going. And yes, I had noticed the different blog design (ahem, I quite liked the blue one - please don't ban me from your site!!!!)

Siv Maria said...

Ha ha Susan, I wasn't talking about the design (I did that one for the challenge) I still have not found a design that suits me---yet----Still looking :)Saving the troll so you might someday get a chance to meet her ;)

Siv Maria said...

WooHoo! That was fun! Trying out a new template for awhile...Like this one?

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, I feel so HONORED to be featured for your first Eye-Spy! Thank you so much! It's true--blog fests are far more fun when lots of people are involved, so I truly appreciate the help here! And your new schedule sounds great!

Karen Walker said...

Your blog schedule and topics are wonderful, Siv. The Eye Spy is such cool idea.
Karen

Inspiring Always said...

Hi there! Thank you for dropping in my blog. I tried to put in the Challenge button code but somehow it won't work on my blog.

I'll be back.

lizy-expat-writer said...

Having a theme is a good idea - once I've got my head straight I was thinking of finding one!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like the themes!
Very excited for Hart and looking forward to hosting her during the blog tour.

Tracy said...

You know Siv, I've tried to stick to a schedule for posting but gosh, then life happens and I end up feeling guilty so I strive to write 3-4 posts per week and when it gets done, it gets done...good luck wih yours!

Craziness abounds said...

As usual you are a busy busy woman! You make me tired just thinking of all this stuff!

Melissa Bradley said...

I love your new themes. I do a Someone You Should Know on Fridays when I can. I love sharing cool people and sites. Can't wait to check out the new cozy mysteries. I love that genre. :)