Monday, November 29, 2010

Spunk On A Stick's Tips is Back in Business!

After a week hiatus, Spunky is back! Time to unveil the changes.

As you can see, I've done some major housekeeping, too. Now that my focus in life has changed, it’s time for this blog to get with the program.

After eight years in the publishing industry, Spunky the author is taking a break. A really long one. Maybe permanent! I’ve decided my time would be better spent focusing on my skills, strengths, and knowledge.

What’s new, updated, or redesigned:

A new focus on publishing, promoting, and speaking tips. All posts will now focus on these areas. And this includes many new guest bloggers and authors! I have also organized my right sidebar to include links to articles within this blog and other websites. Please feel free to browse through any topics you missed!

You will also see a button above marked ‘Services.’ I am now offering several services (or links to these services) to writers and authors. Two are currently listed with three more to follow. (One of which I’ve offered on my Spunk on a Stick website for the past 18 months.) If you are a writer or author in need of any of these services, please contact me!

All awards and buttons have their own page now.

My new posting schedule will be 3 - 4 times a week.

The Weekend Sillies? That shall remain the same!! I don’t want anyone sending me hate mail or unfriending me because that person did not get his or her weekly LOL Cats fix!

I will also be online more! I have turned over my online writer’s club, The Writer’s Meow, to a new founder and admin, and streamlined some other sites to reduce the pull for my attention.

So browse through the site and let me know what you think!

Wednesday is Talli Rolland’s Blogsplash! Not that everyone in the blogging world doesn’t already know this…

36 comments:

TexasRed said...

All the changes look great! Sounds like you've been puting lots of thoughts into the new direction.

Kristin Rae said...

I like your new focus--it sounds like a great fit for you :)

Jai Joshi said...

Diane, how exciting! These are some major changes and it'll be fun to see the guest speakers you present too. The services bit is cool too.

Still, I hope you don't make the author inside you go on permanent vacation. Take a long break, sure, but I've got a feeling that the stories inside you will find a way out.

Jai

KarenG said...

Glad you aren't giving up your tips, I always like those.

Eric W. Trant said...

Making your New Year's Resolutions a bit early, eh.

It's good to start over and refocus. I do that periodically, and in fact had this discussion with my brother this weekend regarding our side-business.

When you stop realigning, optimizing, and challenging the current method, you're lost.

Reinventing yourself and focusing on what you believe is valuable (and this site is/was valuable, very), is the only way to survive.

- Eric

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'll be visiting often for your tips and expert insight and advice.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you're back! I like the new look. Festive.

Stephen Tremp said...

Hey, this is really cool! I'm going to post a link to your site on my next blog. Now to navigate around your site for a while.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Welcome back. Your blog looks good and I can always use tips on promotion and speaking.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Jai, if I ever decide I have a good book in me, I'll try again.

Eric, just decided there were things I'm good at and things I'm not.

Thanks, Stephen. I did change a few things! And more changes to come...

Arlee Bird said...

The site looks great, but I can't believe you'd consider giving up writing books. You've got so much going now I can't really blame you though and it looks like you have a great plan.

Thank you for including my site in your sidebar list. I feel very honored!

Lee
Tossing It Out

Jules said...

I really like the new look! I'll also keep the services in mind. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

TerryLynnJohnson said...

wow! Like how everything is so easy to find! I'm checking out all your services!

Mason Canyon said...

Great new look. Glad your back. Sounds like some interesting things to come.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Jemi Fraser said...

Love it Diane!! You've got the sparkle back in your voice :)

Helen Ginger said...

I like the new look and the links to so many articles and sites. Way to go, Diane!

Carolyn Howard-Johnson said...

You're b-a-a-a-ck, but you've been busy. Thanks for coming by my blog today--www.sharingwithwriters.blogspot.com. You made me laugh!
Best,
Carolyn

Donna Hole said...

Go Diane; Go Diane!! I like the new focus, and the new look. The services pages is especially intriguing.

And thank goodness I don't have to come up with hate mail - just not my thing, you know, but I may have had to figure it out if the LOL kitties disappeared.

I need my laughter :)

.......dhole

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

Cool! I like the services page and I'm looking forward to the coming additions. Wow, all the best with everything. Talk soon, Simon.

VR Barkowski said...

Fab new look, and the energy in your post absolutely jumps off the page (screen?). Thrilled for you and thrilled for us! Looking forward to the new focus.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

I love your redesign! Great job, Diane. :) You've been working hard!

Susan Fields said...

I'm so glad you're keeping the Weekend Sillies - I would have missed those!

Congratulations on all your changes!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Welcome back the changes are great.

Take care.
Yvonne,

Talli Roland said...

I love the Weekend Sillies, too. I'm looking forward to your new focus and how exciting to know where your strengths are and to be making the most of them!

Thanks for mentioning my Splash! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you, everyone. I've decided there are things I do better than write books.

Tara said...

It looks great over here! Look at all those pretty links - must have taken the whole week, lol.

Karen Walker said...

Hi Diane,
This is so exciting. I think the new direction is right up your alley. And it's wonderful to see someone setting priorities and playing to their strengths. Although, having read your books, writing is a great strength of yours as well. But we can't do everything, there is just so much time and energy. Best of luck with this. Can't wait to see more.
karen

Anne said...

Good luck with all your changes! I'm excited for Talli's big day tomorrow!

Clarissa Draper said...

Cool stuff. You're on my blog list so I can't wait to see what you have in store for us.
CD

Hart Johnson said...

I think this looks like a great plan. You'll be happier following the path that seems a best fit for you, and i think you've got a little niche going here that can use filling! (and yes... leave the LOL cats! teehee)

The Golden Eagle said...

Good luck with the new focus and I love the new look. :)

DL Hammons said...

That's what I call a lit Christmas Tree!!!! I'm impressed. :)

Nancy J. Parra said...

Everything looks great! Your new focus is inspiring. Cheers~

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Diane .. sounds wonderful for us - to have your wisdom and tips re the world of publishing etc ...

Great news .. have fun and enjoy the new approach - Cheers Hilary

Nicole Zoltack said...

Everything looks great! Good luck with the new focus. :)

Susanne Drazic said...

Looks great! Welcome back. Will definitely check out the different things on the site.