LET'S HAVE A COMPETITION!!! I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ALL OF YOU OUT THERE WHO LOVE TO BLOG
After reading a featured post today about how Activerain has been such a valuable source of business for Susan Goulding ("What A difference an Activerain Blog Makes--a Retrospective") and responding to her inspiring post I decided to consider something: WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF I TOOK MY LOCAL POSTS AND PUT THEM TOGETHER IN A SORT OF HYPER-LOCAL TRAVEL-LOG? Then I discovered/realized something: I have been BLOGGING MY WAY TO WRITING A BOOK!!!... SOMETHING WE ALL CAN DO!
I have been blogging since 2007 and it has been a challenge to get a lot of public attention, especially since I live in a resort/second home area--so, finding that I am not on the radar that the person looking for a primary residence is on, I decided to take the approach of revealing the precious information that no one really knows about the Hamptons....giving people a place to read about the wonderful things to do here in the Hamptons, should you choose to visit here...as a result, I have begun to write a travel log--not even close to being published but it will all come together one day after I have shared some of the most spectacular, funny, historical, and revealing things that make the Hamptons one of the greatest treasures in the USA! The person who buys a house here in the Hamptons is the one has visited here and has fallen in love with the "light", the weather, the beaches, the culture, the artists, the food, the lifestyle and just about everything else you can imagine about a place to have a second home---or a primary one!
Here's how to develop the possibility:
Isn't it a good idea to review some of your posts--look back to the early days too (sometimes those are the best, freshest and genuine ones) and look for the juicy themes, the ones with lots of meat to them. That is where you will get a "thread" of an idea and then start blogging away like mad on the theme!!
It just may be another "travel-log" for some OTHER area, unwritten about or just more revealing than most other books that have covered your part of America. I have found the books that have been written about The Hampton's in the past are good but they all share one common theme: BORING!!! The most colorful ones are the cookbooks and coffee table books---but there are not that many and there is room for lots more!!!...and don't forget the new "readers" like the iPad or even Kindle...these are new venues for good reading and I think a place to keep in mind when you are writing.
So, join me on a campaign of writing something of value from our precious treasury here on Activerain! I would love to hear if someone has already done that? Have YOU written posts that you think would make a great book? (big or small) I think that is something to consider at least--and share whatever you think you can without giving out TMI..:)...Let your creative juices flow and let's see who can do it first!!!
THANK YOU ACTIVE RAIN FOR BEING A PLACE OF IDEAS AND INSPIRATION! ...WHO KNEW THIS PLACE COULD BE SO FRUITFUL AND CREATIVE TOO!!!