Yesterday I mentioned that I recently created a page at MySpace. I also mentioned that I intend to use the MySpace blog feature for something other than conventional blogging. Why repeat myself, rambling here, rambling there? My intention is to use MySpace as a place to promote my books heavily and to network with readers and writers.
Networking to me means giving as well as benefitting. With that in mind, I've decided to use the blog feature at MySpace as a place to celebrate and shine the light on the creative people in my life. I'm calling the blog: Creatively Speaking... Conversations with Friends and Associates. Bi-weekly I'll post an interview with someone who circulates in one of my two creative worlds, entertainment or publishing. You'll get to learn a little about our personal relationship and a lot about their current or upcoming projects. I hope to feature an interesting mix of musicians and performers (actors, jugglers, magicians...) and writers, agents, and editors. My entertainment history tends to weave its way into my writing so offering my readers a further peek into that world seemed a logical and unique approach to me.
I'll launch Creatively Speaking in January. If it proves too time consuming, I'll drop down to one feature a month instead of two. In addition to spotlighting friends and associates, I'll be stretching my writing chops. 'Interviewing' is a skill I have not honed.
Two of my goals for 2007 are to broaden and strengthen my artistic talents and to promote more heavily and creatively. I also need to regain my grip on 'discipline', but that's another story. How about you? What are your professional goals for 2007?