Should I Blog More?

Eight miles yesterday, out to the shores of Lough Neagh and back. The sun continues to shine in Northern Ireland although a cool breeze was most welcome on the return journey. The country roads were quiet apart from the occasional fellow runner, cyclist or dog walker. Dogs must be loving lockdown, they’ve never been walked so much. As ever, 99% of those I passed returned my greeting. Country folk are friendly.

The U.K. death total has now risen above 33,000, second only to the United States. Northern Ireland remains in lockdown. Our Executive released a five stage plan on Monday which will gradually return society to something nearing normality. It’s not time specific which I like. We are not yet ready to enter Stage One, it depends on when certain conditions are met. It could be next week or next month.

It’s unlikely the schools will return before September and I’ve no date for when my office will reopen. I’m using the time to work with my publisher on the edits for Book 2 and begin research on Book 3. I’m also busy promoting Book 1 on Twitter. I’m selling copies most days and posted a signed copy to Texas yesterday. I’ve also had another order for a signed copy from California. The ‘Kirkwood Scott Chronicles’ are going down a storm in the States.

I hope you are all keeping well as I write this. These are tough times and it’s important we stick together as a blogging community. I encourage you all to keep posting and interacting with each other. Even if it’s just to pop in and say hello. I’m contemplating blogging twice a day as a means to boosting connections with you all. My posts have been a little sporadic of late, I’m as guilty as anyone. What do you all think? Should I blog more?

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

24 thoughts on “Should I Blog More?

  1. Stephen, I do truly enjoy your writing. But, please don’t put that expectation upon yourself. I get a lot out of your commentary on events in your daily life. You’re a keen observer and have a marvelous way of bringing out a point of view or life lesson that is unique, challenging and heart-felt. However, I also know that your first love (in writing) is in the longer form novels and urban fantasy. Researching, writing and promoting are all important tasks that you must do for your continued success as an author. I’d love a second daily post. But take care of yourself first.

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  2. More than once per day can be a bit over the top, so I’d stick with what you have been doing. (You can have too much of a good thing!) You also have other priorities to deal with like your family, work (when needed) and your books/writing.
    Also, congrats on another good run. I managed about 4 miles yesterday, which was my longest run for a long while.

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  3. I’m glad that this lockdown is giving you time to work on your books. I’m excited to read the next one. I agree with Denny though – it sounds like a lot of pressure to put on yourself to blog more than once a day. I’m trying to avoid putting pressure on myself as I can’t handle it at the moment so I’m just blogging as and when I can.

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  4. I think you should be the ultimate judge on how often to blog. Sometimes I have a hard time even keeping up with your once daily offerings. Congratulations on the book progress, too. I assume that “going down a storm” is a good thing, right?

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  5. if you want to blog more, then you should. and if you can. I always love to hear from you I am a little behind on posts now. I will catch up though. I’m not ignoring you. Great your book is going so well. Hope it keeps up! xoxo

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  6. Congrats to the Black’s, props for the blogs. Please keep at it as you will. Taking care of self and family allows you peace, joy, health and freedom to do other things that may drive you as well…

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