I've been back and forth on ideas to simplify my blogging, and I'm pretty sure I've hit on the best method now. Once again, I'm shutting down my old individually themed blogs: Baker Street Babble, Bible Bookshelf, and Willy Wigglestick. Any future posts on Sherlock Holmes, the Bible, or Shakespeare (or whatever other subjects come to mind) will be shared right here, at the Corybanter Blog.
I'm keeping my blog Dallas: the Poetry of Alice K. Howell separate from everything else, because I want to keep all my Grandma Howell's poetry in one place, without a bunch of other stuff cluttering it up. And for right now, I'm keeping my "mini-blogs" at Medium.com. (I may decide to close those down at a later date).
And now, for your enjoyment, here's a picture of my daughters having fun at the recent Greek Festival, here in Nashville, TN!
Since I restructured my personal website/blog, I think things are starting to make more sense, as far as how I share my various interests: Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes, the Bible, and other stuff. CoryHowell.net has become a home base for my disparate blogs, which seems to make a lot more sense to me than the way I used to do it. Now all I need to do is work on consistency. I tend to go in cycles: I will get interested in one of my favorite topics, and I'll blog about that for a week or two, and then I move on to the next subject I find interesting. Meanwhile, several of my blogs sit dormant, waiting for me to come back around to that subject!
I tried having just one blog ("one blog to rule them all") for awhile, but it didn't make sense to me to just throw everything into one location. Besides, I had done so much work over last few years on Bible Bookshelf, Baker Street Babble, Willy Wigglestick and the rest, that it seemed a shame to just give up on the different themes I had explored. Even if I'm the only person reading all this stuff (which may be the case sometimes), I want it to at least make sense in my own head! But, based on the stats that I've checked, there are people checking into my various blogs, so I'm trying to keep things going in a way that makes sense to others, as well.
(The above pic is not an actual photo of my desk. I wish I had such a beautiful, organized area in which to do my blogging...)
So, moving right along, here is my current approach: I intend to share my thoughts on random subjects here on the Corybanter blog. I will attempt to check in at least weekly on my other themed blogs. If I have readers who are following any of my blogging, please feel free to share your feedback with me. Every blog I am maintaining has some sort of comment form on it, so I would greatly appreciate any of my readers sharing their thoughts on what they read.
That's it for now, so thanks for reading!
(adj.) wild and frenzied; from Greek κορυβαντες (Korybantes)