I cannot believe that this Everyday Delights blog has been going for over three years now! It started as part of my 2015 100 Happy Days challenge, where for 100 days I took a photo and wrote a related blog post. After that challenge finished, I decided to continue writing and developing my blog, and here I am three years later. It is this regular writing practice that has given me the writing bug and pushed me into writing bigger things – like books!
The blog itself has changed form many times since then as my focus has changed. But the underlying idea of looking for something delightful every day still remains. I have built up a good following on WordPress where my blog is hosted. I share all my blog posts via theEveryday Delights Facebook page too, so that people who are not on WordPress are notified about new blog postings.
But as social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram get more complex and restrictive about how and what content is shared, I am always a little concerned that often posts fall into a black hole. I’m also very aware that we all have a lot to do and looking in a variety of different places for updates can be a drag.
I have a cunning plan!
New horizons beckon
Many of you will know that I wrote the draft of a book last year (and the year before!). I have decided to take the bull by the horns and do something with that draft. Finally!
As I write this, I am in the midst of the enormously challenging process of editing that draft with the intention of submitting it for a publishing contest in September this year (more about this later). With this in mind, I want to broaden the content that I share to more of my existing network and pull everything together from all my various social media platforms in one place for everyone.
- One. I want to include you all in the exciting process and share my ups and downs!
- Two. I would love feedback on parts of the book before I submit it for the contest. And the best people to give me that feedback are the people who already follow my blog! In other words, you!
My plan? To write a weekly newsletter, starting near the end of May 2019. Talk about giving myself more to do!
What can you expect from the newsletter?If you sign up to the newsletter (and I hope you will), I hope to:
- share some excerpts from the book
- ask your opinion about certain aspects of the book
- share stories about the process and keep you updated on progress
- provide a summary of my Instagram posts for the week or share a favourite Everyday Delight
- Essentially, I want to keep in touch.
If you would like to receive my newsletter every Saturday, then please click on the lovely blue button below to sign up. After you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email. You can unsubscribe at any time using an unsubscribe link in each email.
I truly hope you will join me on this new and wonderful journey! I’ve got a feeling it’s going to be a biggie!
With love and hugs,