So Long to Sensational Saturdays

Sensational Saturday

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Hello, loyal Jessica Aspen Writes fans. The good news that on Monday you can still tune in here for Monday Mania, and on Thursday’s, you will still find me writing Thursday’s Bite. But the sad news, the unfortunate news, the it-must-happen-for-the-good-of-the-blog news is that I am discontinuing Sensational Saturdays.

That’s not to say I won’t still be writing the occasional irreverent blog that really has nothing to do with the art of writing or paranormal romance. I will still be posting great posts like: TOO FUNNY! and Why Everyone Needs an Extra Set of Balls but you’ll be finding them on either Moonday Mania or Thursday’s Bite.

Why am I dropping a blogging day?

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Good question. I checked out my site stats and Saturday’s are low traffic days, as are Sundays. Looking on the site stats you all are visiting mostly on Monday’s and Thursdays, with some traffic Tues, Wed and Friday. The weekends you must all be out partying it up! Which is great fun, but not so great for blog traffic. And the truth is that I am getting bogged down in blogging.

Yep, I need to focus more on my writing and less on other things, but I am not giving up blogging! I love it and I love each and every one of you. You are terrific commenters, and lurkers, and sometimes-drop-byers. Thank you each and every one. (OK, I don’t love the spammers, you can all go back to where you came from.) This means that funny, extraneous posts may show up when you least expect them, so be prepared!

What have you done recently to slim down your commitments? Do you find that your social media is taking up more time than you thought? Do you look at your site stats and see how your traffic responds to what you post?


Filed under Sensational Saturday's, Writer's Journey

8 responses to “So Long to Sensational Saturdays

  1. Jessica, I think this is a good move. It’s exactly why I don’t post on weekends.

    • Thanks Brinda, you are so smart. Weekends will now be for just catching up with the family, and the housecleaning, and all that other stuff I ignore during the week, like cooking. 🙂

  2. I think you’re wise to put direct your energy, Jessica. CJ Lyons says the best way to promote your current book is to write the next book, and I am so on board with her advice. Write the next book, attend the conferences, participate in readings. This follower will stay your trail.

    • Thanks Sherry. I hear that from everyone, write the next book. I’m so busy editing and social media-ing that writing another book keeps getting pushed back. But I am determined to write one this year. One a year, that’s all I have to do! Write? Right!

  3. Yes, Puh-leeeeze, Jessica. Finish your next book! I am anxious to read the next hot page-turning twisted tale. And now, off I go to work on mine…

    • Snow and the Seventh Wolf is finished, and at the publisher’s right now. Anxiously awaiting it’s 2013 release. Like you I am still re-working that original 2010 ms, but I think this is the last time. I think it’s just about ready to be released into the world. Soon, maybe next week. Or the next. Or maybe the week after that!:)

      I am counting on you to final in the Golden Heart, I told hubby I’m not going to nationals in 2013 unless Gloria finals. Then I have to go!

  4. This makes sense, Jessica. You can only spread your words so far and writing the next book is the most important. I have a hard time reading blogs on the weekends, since I have to spend some time with family 🙂

    Always enjoy all your posts!

    • It really depends on the weekend, doesn’t it. I spend a lot of time with my family on the weekends too, but I don’t focus on writing, so I do have some extra free time. Sunday I’m usually reading Friday’s blogs!

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