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My Tuesday's Spotlight has become has become a favorite of mine...it is a time when I get to share a blogger friend that I have made with all of my other blogger friends.
I have known Cynthia for over a year and she actually arranged the first Disrupted Lives blog tour for me... IN FACT, Cynthia came up with the cover design for Disrupted Lives and from there the publisher's art department put together the actual cover. She is a wonderfully talented artist, poet and writer and I hope you will enjoy her as much as I do!
How long have you been blogging?
More seriously for a little over a year. I first tried blogging in 2001 and really did not understand what blogging was. I more or less used blogger to add creative writing quickly to my web sites. In 2010, I started
working with my blog again and just started keeping a journal of sorts with short stories and poetry. After finding my friend Ruthi's book blog I followed her lead, and started writing reviews. These days, my book blog is my writing outlet completely.
How did you come up with the name of your blog?
I was seeking a name that would place me in a blogging community of people that were on a spiritual journey and similar to my own. An attempt at blogging was meant to be a journal, or a personal blog. I misspelled witch intentionally to be different, to proudly share my faith, and to indicate an untraditional side.
Do you have more than one blog?
I do! Neither of these get updated nearly enough, and not nearly as much as The Wytch's Mirror. I'm still determined to work on them again one day :)
Givingwords.com is a web site I started in 2007 to promote awareness for Literacy. Giving Words opened as an award program to get those that share their writings online involved with the cause for literacy. It was my hope to promote their creative writing and while doing that to also encourage others to write. All in an effort to create awareness for Literacy. It was never meant to be a critque really, or a grading system of how well one could write. That is where lines were crossed and out of frustration I closed the award program portion. I
have kept the pages online for reference, along with the personal pages I created for each winner. There are a few of my own story starters and characters too.
I also have a blog called Wytching where I have shared some personal creative writing :)
What do you normally blog about?
I normally blog about books, their authors, and our interviews. For the most part, I blog to write!
How many hours a day/week do you blog?
There's not really a scheduled set of time per day. I blog when I get a good read to blog about and what ever time I have to commmit, that is what I do. I can blog 4 - 6 hours a day sometimes I blog from the time I get up until the time I go to bed, adding up to 12 hours a day easily. Then again, I take long breaks with no blogging at all maybe for weeks or months.
What draws you to someone else's blog?
book titles, authors, giveaways, and a speedy load time :)
Makes you run for the hills?
Not much really. I try to give every one and everything a fair shot.Everyone of us are unique or at least we should be, and I appreciate everyone for who they are. When we avoid or run from someone or something, we deny ourselves information, and sometimes we lose out by running for the hills.
What have you learned about yourself since you started blogging?
That I get discouraged too easily and, a confirmation if you will, that I take things too personally.
Do you think having a lot of followers is important?
Not in the true sense of success. No matter how many followers one has, if you are doing what you enjoy and feel you have written something well, then a personal amount of success is already achieved. However, Followers are your community and your community is what you are writing for essentially. Word is passed around and the more that read it, the more that share it, the further that word is passed. For certain, followers are appreciated and yes they are important, they matter, but every individual blogger should blog and write for
Anything else you would like to add?
Brenda, you are one of those rare finds. My reading is usually dark fiction of some sort with vampires, werewolves, or just a creepy story of horror. The things that I crave in my reading are not found in your
books, and even so, your books made an impact in my life. Without a doubt, knowing you has been a bright spot in my life. Your spirit, and your heart make you a gem of a person to know and to be involved with.
I have been grateful to know you.