I tried, I really did.
I tried to be all clever and blog-professional and move from this blogspot address to my very own www.shannonmeyerkort.com address, so I could be a real blogger. But it hasn't worked.
I can tell that it hasn't worked for you guys either, because it's not like you not to comment on news such as the (kind of obvious) bombshell I dropped last week.
Why this flurry of pseudo-professional blogging activity? This weekend I attended the 'Advanced Blogging' course run by my friend Amanda Kendle. Although since I don't know what the DNS error message on my computer means, and cannot figure out a simple transfer of domain, I doubt I deserve the title of Advanced Blogger. Medium blogger perhaps. Hopefully not mediocre blogger.
The course, run through UWA Extension was brilliant. You may remember that I attended the Basic Blogging course late last year, when From Mum to Me was born. It's been eleven months since then, and while I may not have made a lot of headway with my dream to become a published writer in the traditional sense, I have posted over 100 blogs and been blown away by the sense of community and fun in the blogging sphere.
Keeping me sufficiently distracted to keep the nausea at bay, the course has given me pages and pages of good ideas how to promote and extend my blog. I will be starting a Facebook page for From Mum to Me, as well as a 'Shannon Meyerkort - writer' page. It will probably be mainly pictures*.
So to promote the sense of community, and assuming that blogspot is allowing you to comment once again, I hereby invite you all to put your ten cents in and let me know how I can improve this blog. What do you like to read about? What do you flick past or think 'I'll read that later' and then forget about? More pictures or less pictures? Does the layout give you a headache? Do you hate it when I ask questions?
* It's a joke, geddit? I haven't done much writing, so I will have to put lots of pictures up instead...