I have really been enjoying being back to blogging on a more regular basis. I’m sure for most of use the past two years have been a little bit wild. As a result my motivation and energy for blogging waned a lot. However, I have recently been feeling a lot better and getting back into the groove of things. As a result I am planning on some changes over the year.
I don’t have a specific deadline on most of these changes, there are things I need to work out and iron out before I implement them. However, there are some things that will be happening soon! The first change is going to be my URL. I started with sincerelysoulful years ago when I first started a blog as a hobby to just write and get things out. I didn’t really have a plan for what I was going to do with it or what I was going to post on it. I have now been using SoulfullyAlex on Instagram and Twitter for a few years and I felt it was time to have my blog match. So as of March 23rd my new URL will be soulfullyalex.ca.
I have also decided to add donation and payment options to my blog. I love writing blog posts, tags, and everything in between, but it does take a lot of time and effort to do this. So adding these features will allow readers the option of leaving tips to help support the blog and the posts that I put up. There is of course, no obligation to leave a tip, but I would be incredibly thankful to anyone who did.
Finally, the last change, that will likely be a much longer process to figure out and get up and running is longer form pieces. I have been thinking a lot about what kinds of content I want to make and what I want to talk about on here. I adore writing book reviews because it gives me a way to express my feelings about a book and to highlight and support authors. However, there are often times where I want to talk more in depth about a book, a specific topic, part of my personal journey and how it relates to reading, and all other kinds of things, but these would be a much longer form piece. These essays would cover all manner of bookish topics, but they would likely take me many, many hours of research, work, and writing to get them together and posted. As a result I am considering having subscriptions that would then provide access to these longer posts. I know that lots of people are doing this over on Patreon already, and that could be an option, but I have also thought about doing this here, using the functions available through WordPress.
These essays would cover topics like Gender and Gender Neutral Societies in Sci-Fi, in depth, spoiler-filled reviews of my favourite books, and more personal topics of self-discovery through literature. These are all just thoughts that have been whirling around in my head. This is not something that would happen right away, but in the future.
I’d love to know your thoughts on any of this, whether you use Patreon or support someone there, if you would be interested in these kinds of long form essays, or anything else you might be interested in.
Thank you and I hope you’re enjoying your current read,