Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Reading, Writing & Publishing ~

What’s Your Opinion? ~ Writing Blogs . . .

I’m an old sailor and, as a writer, I see readers’ opinions as part of my navigational equipment—radar-returns, sonar-views, weather-broadcasts.

Sure, I may ignore all the signals and write something “against prevailing tides” but only when my Muse starts shouting orders :-)

I’ve had three readers’ surveys on this blog in its nearly 17 months of life and the latest is linked-to in the left side-bar

Today, I want to get some multiplex feedback—a bit of tricorder readout.

I consider this blog to be about Reading, Writing, and Publishing, yet all three surveys showed the most interest was in writing.

Of course, it’s difficult, when exploring writing to completely ignore reading and publishing.

And, even though I’m going to take my readers’ advice and focus on Writing, I’ll continue to relate it, when I feel it necessary, to Reading and Publishing

So, with all that said, do you consider this a “Writing Blog”?

Do you read other “writing blogs”?

Perhaps you’d like a memory-jog about other writing blogs you’ve visited and forgotten; perhaps you’d like some suggestions of other writing blogs to visit?

Here ya go:

From WriteToDone: Top 10 Blogs for Writers 2011/2012

From BlogRank: Top 25 Writing blogs

From Best Colleges Online: Top 100 Creative Writing Blogs

So, what kind of blog-navigational-advice am I after?

I’d like a Readout—a Return-Echo—of what you  like in other Writing Blogs (what you might like to see more of here)

Feeling like helping this old sailor??
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10 responses to “What’s Your Opinion? ~ Writing Blogs . . .

  1. jacobdp May 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I like the mix of writing, reading, and publishing. Your writing tips are unique to me yet I find the practical publishing info handy. Writing is such a inward personal, and sometimes spiritual, experience with so many different opinions and tips a writer cannot possibly listen to them all without not writing. What works for one writer does not work for another. Hence the most useful advice is the reading and publishing advice. To paraphrase Hemmingway on how to write; ‘Sit in front of the typewriter and bleed’. The most stubborn wins. :-)


  2. lynnbiederstadt May 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I’m with jacobdp on this one. I don’t get as much chance to read other writing blogs as much as I’d like to (too busy writing), but yours I read religiously. (I only wish there were an easier way tp get more readers to come to me….)


  3. jacobdp May 15, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Thank You, some excellent links.


  4. martinaseveckepohlen May 16, 2012 at 2:25 am

    As with lynnbiederstadt and jacobdp I don’t read many writing blogs although I have bookmarked a lot. There are days when I look them up, read a bit and a go away again. Time is one reason, another is that I’m reading blogs with two aims in mind: learning (about editing) and inspiration. I like your blog, Alexander, because your posts offer ideas to think about. And you know how to ask questions that stick in my mind … So, it’s editing, the writing process, writing experience and language as our most important tool … ;-)


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