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Expanding Blogging Horizons
This one isn't really me. I mean, I've redesigned my blog periodically, but not expertly (as you can probably tell). No freelance writing based on the blog, nor podcasting. I suppose you might count the judging I've done for the CYBILS as branching out . . . I don't, not really. But honestly, I like sticking to my blog. What about you? Have you ventured out? Do you want to venture out?
I think short stories and novellas are great. (You can also check out my anthologies tag.) I like that the internet has led to more support of publishers specializing in shorter fiction, like Nouvella and Shebooks. It's also led to Harlequin and Tor.com and such selling short stories designed to capture lunch break readers and such. It's a real boon to me. A good short story or novella is all killer, no filler. You get all the satisfaction of a completed character arc and/or resolved conflict, and you can read it in a shorter time. They're the perfect form for the busy reader.
Speaking of Shebooks, they've just launched a Kickstarter for their Equal Writes Campaign.