I have finally moved my entire website into WordPress, so I can update it regularly, and I’m very excited about that! I’ll be posting latest news and events on the Home page and upcoming classes on the Classes page.
I’ve also moved the Writerland blog subscription from Feedburner to MailChimp, so if it looks a little different in your inbox, that’s why. Subscribing allows you to receive Writerland posts by email and the Writerland Newsletter, which comes out every two to three months and includes links to upcoming classes and other content that’s not on the blog.
3. 31 Great Places to Publish Personal Essays
I have updated my popular “20 Great Places to Publish Personal Essays” post to make it “31 Great Places to Publish Personal Essays” (eventually it will be 50) to eliminate the publications that have gone out of business and to add new publications and update links. It is now downloadable as a PDF for anyone who subscribes to Writerland (see the righthand sidebar.)
I am working on a new book! It’s nonfiction and, due to the amount of research I’ve been doing, I’ve been blogging less frequently than I did for the six years since I started Writerland. I’m keeping a private blog to keep track of my research, and it’s been too much for me to maintain both every week. So while I plan to continue to blog on Writerland, I’ll sometimes be posting every other week instead of every week.
Last August my blog was hacked. I was unable to log in to it at all, and because I was traveling and busy with kids home from school for the summer, it took me a while to figure out what had happened and to hire someone to fix it. It’s fixed now, so I can blog again!
I was getting so many spam comments that I decided to change my settings to automatically close comments after a post is up for 60 days. That way I can avoid having to go back and delete spam comments on older posts and just keep an eye on the latest posts.
I went to AWP in Los Angeles last week and have a lot to share! I’ll be posting about it in the coming weeks.
I hope everyone is having a great spring and getting a lot of writing done. I’d love to hear what you’re up to. What are you reading? What are you writing? What’s your latest obsession? How’s life?