Aspiring Author becomes The Traveling Writer

March 8, 2010

Notice anything new here today?

Aspiring Author has become The Traveling Writer! I’ve thought for a long while about revamping this blog with a name change that would give me room to write about a broader range of topics, hopefully growing my audience. It’s time to take the leap!

Those of you who read this blog regularly know that I used to blog about travel — when I was actually traveling. I transitioned to this blog to tell another story, my journey of writing and publishing my first book. Aspiring Author has served me well for that purpose, but at some point — when I’m no longer aspiring, when I’m published! — it will become obsolete.

I knew that when I started blogging. But at the time, I wasn’t sure what else to call this blog because my vision for it wasn’t really fleshed out. (There’s a lesson here for bloggers: as your blog improves and develops, and as your life changes, it’s okay for your blog vision to morph, too. We’re always learning!) Now, as I approach my year anniversary at this blog, I feel confident that in my ability to build community not only around writing, but around my other strengths and interests, too.

This blog will still be about writing my first book. You can still come here for writing tips, conversation on topics that affect authors-to-be and inspiration. But I’ll also blog about travel — my own experiences as well as the experiences of others — and the places where writing and travel intersect.

Travel usually evokes images of visiting foreign countries. And yes, I’ll write about that here. But like each of you, I’m also traveling through life, looking forward to the unknowns that lie ahead, and The Traveling Writer suits me in that respect, too. With my manuscript now complete, I’m thinking about moving to a new city, looking for a job and starting another book. Who knows where life will take me next?

Thanks for coming along for the ride!

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    15 Replies to “Aspiring Author becomes The Traveling Writer”

    • Russ says:

      The Traveling Writer – better title for sure. This is an inspirational post on many levels. Thank you.

    • Karen Walker says:

      I love the new blog title, Alexis. It suits you and the next steps you’ve outlined here. I’m on board for the ride with you…
      Karen

    • amartino says:

      Love it! The header looks great and I think the name you chose suits you well 🙂

    • Joanne Elliott aka soulsprite says:

      The new title is great! Good luck on your life journey. I’m looking forward to seeing where you head next.

    • jessiecarty says:

      Love the new header and title 🙂
      I’ve been thinking a lot lately about putting up a better about page that kind of focuses on the same thing because very few people know what the title of my blog is all about. You have me inspired!

    • Jennifer says:

      I love the new header and title! I love watching blogs metomorphose as the authors do.

      I haven’t been by in a while so congratulations on finishing your book! What an accomplishment!

      Best of luck on the projected move, job, etc. A change of place is a good thing!

      Jen

    • veghouston says:

      I love it Alexis! Congratulations!

    • krpooler says:

      I like it,Alexis! It speaks to growth,progress,affirmation. You are not just aspiring ..you ARE.

      Best Wishes!

      Kathy Pooler
      http://krpooler.wordpress.com

    • Marissa says:

      Great story. As writers, we all get bogged down by daily demands. What an adventure you’re having writing, traveling, and sharing it with the world!

    • Ami says:

      I love the new look and the new theme of the blog, Alexis! As you know I’ve been seriously considering merging my writing blog and my “life” blog into a single blog that covers my writing life and ALL that it encompasses. You’ve shown me here that it can be done, that writing and life don’t have to be separate — not on a blog, and certainly not in the flesh. Thanks!

    • simonemarie says:

      Awesome tips for bloggers, and all around inspiring. I totally admire you and your life path, Alexis.

    • Joanna Penn says:

      Great rebranding Alexis – I’m thinking of changing my tagline as well – we all need to keep thinking about positioning 🙂
      and you are an author after all, not an aspiring one!

    • Dave Connors says:

      Hi Alexis,
      I recently started http://www.iliterati.com as a social network for aspiring authors. I’d love for you to check it out and maybe upload some work there.
      You retain all copyright for anything you upload, and it will hopefully put you in touch with other writers and people who want to read your work.
      If it’s not for you, maybe you could let some of your readers now about it?
      Good luck with your writing. Hope to see you on iliterati
      Regards,
      Dave

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