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My No D Day post

I've been trying to decide if I should do something and I want to ask your opinion. I'm asking because this question has been on my mind a lot and I can't come to a definite decision. Today seemed like the perfect time to bring this up because I belive the question is centric to George's intentions for No D Day. I really need your opinion so please don't be shy.

I registered the URL for my name with the intention of publishing a simple website that identified me as the writer of 'Arden's Day' and 'Life is Short, Laundry is Eternal'. I imagined it would be no more then a landing page that linked to here and to information about the book, but lately I've been wondering if there would be interest and value to the site offering more.

I've been planning on blogging about the process of writing the book here on Arden's Day, but maybe those stories would make interesting content for my author landing page. 

So with that in mind, I have two questions:

  • Do you think putting stories of writing the book on another blog is a good idea?
  • If I did create another blog would you be interested in also reading some D-Free parenting stories there?


A big thank you to George for his idea to give the community a break from diabetes talk and a chance to speak to each other about other topics. Happy No D Day!

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Reader Comments (8)

I think the landing page, then a /..... With the story of your journey as an author. The main page should link to you works and offer a brief biography though. Then as your writing career grows, you have one main center where your writing career is the focus (assuming you'd like to continue that path). <3

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTonya Wannemacher

I think putting stories on another blog would be a good idea. Splitting the two up now would be much easier then doing it later. And as the previous commenter mentioned, if you wanted to grow your writing career, it would be a much better experience for the user. So I say yes and yes!

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

I think having your own page as a writer is a great idea.

Being able to link Arden's Day and your writers website would be important too so people who don't know about either venture can choose for themselves what they read.

As today shows us, we have other things to talk about other than the disease that shall not be named.

Not sure if this helps.

Happy No D Day!

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Thanks for talking! More questions... Do I start a new twitter account or use @ArdensDay in both places? I think I know but am interested in other opinions.

October 1, 2012 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

I like the landing page idea with thinks to everything works well. I would love to read about the writing process!

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge

Just remember....two pages means twice the content. Keeping new, fresh info keeps traffic coming. No new content means people get bored and leave for good. And as Arden gets older, it doesn't get any easier, only more complicated. Good luck.

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertodd

I don't think having different content on the landing page is a bad idea, but I also wouldn't mind reading that sort of thing here. Not sure if that's helpful or not lol

October 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStacey D.

Really heartened by all of the thoughtful responses! The combination of my idea with your input has left me thinking this:

Landing page - Yes.
Writing on that page will happen but I should keep the more anecdotal stuff here.
Keep it simple.
I'm not going to start a different twitter ID.
You are about the best bunch of people a guy could hope to know!
I gotta get to work...


October 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterScott Benner

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