Another website?

Do I need another website?

If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll know that I’m on a journey to become a published author. With the pieces I’ve been working on, I’m taking a break as I’m starting to go cross eyed with edits.

I’ve been looking at author websites and what makes a good one. I found this excellent article on the Book Cover Cafe site. It gives some great examples about what makes a good author site. I’ve been thinking about this site.

This blog is more about my writing journey than promoting books – mostly because I haven’t got a book published yet. Most of the people who read this blog are writers, at least I think they are… please tell me if I’m wrong.

I also write in a number of genre. Most of my projects for adults have their own blogs & Facebook pages as they have a specific market. But what about the children’s books? Looking through some of the sites of the children’s authors have got me thinking that maybe I need another site when I get my chapter books and picture books published. This would be aimed more at parents and readers rather than at other writers or those just interested in following my journey.

I’ve been thinking about my chapter books especially, thinking what sort of resources I could include and what sorts of blog posts. I love the idea that Tristan Bancks interviewed his son on his blog. I’m sure my kids would love being interviewed. A number of the sites also had activities and resources for kids, teachers and parents, as well as mailing lists. These are things that may not easily fit on this site… at least not yet.

There is a lot to think about here… it’s slowly coming together. Might have a chat to my lovely web gal over the next few days about all of this.

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  1. Hi Melissa,
    Thank you for the link and mention! You’re on the right track, asking the right questions. Most important of all, ‘who is my website for? Who is the audience I serve with this site?’.
    All the best moving forward Melissa.

    • Melissa says:

      You’re welcome Anthony. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately… this particular site is more about my writing journey, so not for a kids/parents audience. I still have some work to do.

  2. This is so timely for me, Melissa, as I, too, am considering changes to my website. Thank you so much for the link to the article on author websites. All the best with yours!

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