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    A One-Person F/SF Blog

    What would you want to see in it?
    What content would keep you coming back?
    "Crazy visions you got. Come with me to barber, we bleed you, you see right, everything good. I buy for you first leech."
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    And Read The Blog!

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    I personally like the Sword and Laser podcast.. so that in blog would probably keep me coming back...book reviews, news on authors, etc.. Good luck on that!
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    Mixing reviews of classic works with updates on new releases. I love hppodcraft's style, if that's any help.

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    I asked myself the same questions when I made my blog. I can't say if I found the magic balance, but I built my blog on the questions you're asking. I do book reviews of old and new stuff. I write about myth, folktale, fairy tale, and science. I stay on top of updating, but I don't have a rigid schedule. I don't write about writing because I'm aiming the blog at SF/F readers.

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    Who's your audience? Other writers or readers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liosse de Velishaf View Post
    Who's your audience? Other writers or readers?
    Let's say, anyone who would buy a Terry Pratchett novel.
    "Crazy visions you got. Come with me to barber, we bleed you, you see right, everything good. I buy for you first leech."
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    Thanks for your input, everyone.
    "Crazy visions you got. Come with me to barber, we bleed you, you see right, everything good. I buy for you first leech."
    - The Wrong Sword


    And Read The Blog!

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    I'm bored of the book review blogs. It is so overdone. I'd like to see blogs that focus on SFF in an interesting and unique way. I do try this with my own blog, especially since I could find only two others like it (and the two others were websites, not blogs).

    Make it fun, put your voice out there and please don't tell us what you ate for breakfast! (Obviously kidding about the last part) I really am interested in unique perspectives on the genre.
    Writer website/Fantasy genre blog
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria S View Post
    I'm bored of the book review blogs. It is so overdone. I'd like to see blogs that focus on SFF in an interesting and unique way. I do try this with my own blog, especially since I could find only two others like it (and the two others were websites, not blogs).

    Make it fun, put your voice out there and please don't tell us what you ate for breakfast! (Obviously kidding about the last part) I really am interested in unique perspectives on the genre.


    how are you defining a "unique perspective on the genre"?

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    Unless you are aiming for a large audience, just write a blog you would like to read yourself. If your goal is to get a large audience, then you had best forget about it, there's no way to guarrantee a large audience.
    What keeps me coming back to a blog is if I like the content, that goes for most people. But everyone has different likes, so there's no RIGHT content to make that happen.

    My advice is to just be yourself. Good luck with blogging!

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    Do you know 'Limyaael's Fantasy Rants'? I'd love to see someone discuss science fiction tropes that way. Interesting for both readers and writers.
    Last edited by frimble3; 02-27-2013 at 07:40 AM. Reason: If someone has done this, please, point them out to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liosse de Velishaf View Post
    how are you defining a "unique perspective on the genre"?
    Basically, ones personal perspective. I was just stressing the importance of a perspective verses reviewing a book.

    There are so many fantasy book/film reviewers out there. I'd love a list of blogs discussing the genre. I've found a few websites like this, but the only fantasy genre blogs I've found are inactive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria S View Post
    Basically, ones personal perspective. I was just stressing the importance of a perspective verses reviewing a book.

    There are so many fantasy book/film reviewers out there. I'd love a list of blogs discussing the genre. I've found a few websites like this, but the only fantasy genre blogs I've found are inactive.

    I can think of lots of blogs like that, including my own.

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