Surprise! Shannon’s Return to Blogging

17 Dec

Surprise! Shannon’s Return to Blogging

Shannon is back. After 32 days, I can no longer stay away. Idling is not my thing. But I collected my thoughts and worries and concerns, and I found a new road I want to take on ShannonAThompson.com.

Wait? There are changes?

Yes. There will be changes, but I sincerely hope (and believe) you all will enjoy them. And if you don’t enjoy them, I am a good listener, and I will find yet another path to take. That being said, for the first time in my two years of blogging here, ShannonAThompson.com is getting a new schedule, and below you can read all about it, starting with today:

Wednesdays: Also known as #WW – Writer Wednesday.

This will be the most familiar of days. I will publish a post that focuses on either writing or reading. This includes writing tips, publishing advice, and more. Basically, all the posts I’ve written in the past could be eligible material for this day.

Saturdays: #SATurday – Shannon Day!

Yes, I made that hashtag up with my initials in it. I know. I know. I’m creative. And a bit egotistical. This is the biggest change you will see, but I hope you’ll enjoy it because I contemplated this for a very long time. You see, after blogging about writing and reading for two years, I felt like I removed a lot of my personality from this website. Because of that, I’m creating an opportunity to share my daily stories and life with you. On Saturdays, I will post about anything – literally whatever is affecting my life – in the hopes of connecting with everyone on a more personal level. I’m also hoping you will share your thoughts so I can get to know you better. (And if you really only want to talk about writing, don’t worry! Writing and reading is such a huge part of my life, there is a big chance that most of these posts will also include ideas about writing.) So, keep your eyes out for #SATurday, and please use the hashtag!

While away, I started recording an audio book.

While away, I started recording an audio book.

Mondays: Also known as #MondayBlogs

Have you ever wanted to Guest Post here? Well, you’re in luck. Mondays are all about you. Every Monday will be open to you for blogging on my website. However, I am holding everyone up to the same standards as my guest bloggers in the past: focus on writing or reading with absolutely no blatant advertisements (a.k.a. “BUY MY BOOK”) You are allowed a bio, a picture, and book link in the ending description. A picture for the blog post is also needed. If you are interested in submitting, please email me at shannonathompson@aol.com. If you would like to look at previous examples, check out When the Protagonist Dies, Authors Don’t Read, Spreading the Love or go to the righthand side of my page, click on Categories, and then, click on Guest Blogger.

I will also continue Website Wonders and Ketchup posts every month. I hope you look forward to these changes! I’m keeping my fingers crossed. So – again – feel free to email shannonathompson@aol.com if you’re interested in guest posting. I’m also taking interview requests again! So, I’m logging into my email right now. Looking forward to seeing you there!

And – again – thank you so much for understanding my break. Your support lightened my worries and calmed my troubled heart. (Oh, the relaxing sigh of breath you gave me during all of my dramatics.)

It’s good to be back.

~SAT

P.S. The last installment of The Timely Death Trilogy, Death Before Daylight, is now on Goodreads. Click below! Add it to your bookshelf for an ARC! (Or email me at shannonathompson@aol.com) AEC Stellar Publishing announced the release date as January 29, 2015.

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46 Responses to “Surprise! Shannon’s Return to Blogging”

  1. Steven S December 17, 2014 at 12:07 am #

    Welcome back, Shannon! I sincerely hope that you enjoyed the well-deserved break and I look forward to the new line-up! Glad to have you back!

    • Shannon A Thompson December 17, 2014 at 12:13 am #

      I did enjoy my break! Thank you for the welcome back. It means a lot.
      ~SAT

  2. chrispavesic December 17, 2014 at 12:08 am #

    Welcome back!

  3. Eli Pacheco December 17, 2014 at 12:51 am #

    yessssss

  4. Franzi's Book Chase December 17, 2014 at 2:10 am #

    Welcome back! So happy your back!!!

  5. siamesemayhem December 17, 2014 at 2:15 am #

    I’ll be looking forward to your posts!

  6. D K Powell December 17, 2014 at 2:17 am #

    Good to see you back Shannon 🙂

  7. Gaurab December 17, 2014 at 3:43 am #

    Even I returned just yesterday 😉 🙂

  8. Natacha Guyot December 17, 2014 at 5:16 am #

    So happy to see you back! 😀

  9. Charles Yallowitz December 17, 2014 at 5:32 am #

    Welcome back! Sounds like a refreshing schedule. I’m curious about what it’s like to record an audio book.

    • Shannon A Thompson December 17, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

      It was a lot of fun! Very different. The sound engineer knew what he was doing.
      ~SAT

  10. photosfromtheloonybin December 17, 2014 at 6:02 am #

    We all need a break every now and then to recharge. Welcome back!

  11. Phoenix Rainez December 17, 2014 at 7:10 am #

    Welcome Back Shannon. Looking forward to all your changes. Very interested in your guest post and interviews. Will check out your examples first. Being a newcomer to the publishing world and finding my feet in telling the world about my book I need all the help I can get from your tips and ideas.
    Thanks for giving your time to guide us newbies in the not so easy publishing world.

  12. Phoenix Rainez December 17, 2014 at 7:12 am #

    Welcome Back Shannon. Looking forward to all your changes. Very interested in your guest post and interviews. Will check out your examples first. Being a newcomer to the publishing world and finding my feet in telling the world about my book I need all the help I can get from your tips and ideas.
    Thanks for giving your time to guide us newbies in the not so easy publishing world.
    Its great to have you back ♥

    • Shannon A Thompson December 17, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

      I am really happy to be back. I have a lot of tips here on ShannonAThompson.com. You might like the archives on the right side of this page. But I’ll still be giving new tips on Wednesdays. :] I’m hoping the guest posts come through as well. ::fingers crossed::
      ~SAT

  13. Nadine Tomlinson December 17, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    A warm welcome back, Shannon. I like your new schedule.

    • Shannon A Thompson December 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

      That is great to hear! I’m a little nervous about it, so I appreciate the encouragement. :]
      ~SAT

      • Nadine Tomlinson December 18, 2014 at 11:55 am #

        You’re welcome. And don’t be nervous. You’re good at what you do. 🙂

  14. The Animation Commendation December 17, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    Glad to see you back! Hope everything’s fine!

    • Shannon A Thompson December 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

      Everything is all right. :] Blogging will make everything better, too.
      ~SAT

  15. M.A. December 17, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    Welcome back, Shannon. Good to have your voice out here again, and I look forward to the new schedule. :~)

    • Shannon A Thompson December 17, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

      I am happy to be back. :] I hope the new schedule works for everyone.
      ~SAT

  16. TBM December 18, 2014 at 4:42 am #

    Welcome back and best of luck with your upcoming release! Happy holidays

  17. Elaine Jeremiah December 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    Welcome back Shannon! Good to hear from you again. Your new proposed schedule sounds great. I would definitely be interested in doing a guest post on your blog at some point. I’m not in a hurry though – I’ve recently started a new job and although it’s going well it’s tiring.

    Anyway best of luck with your new blogging programme. I hope it’s a great success! 😀

    • Shannon A Thompson December 18, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

      Thank you! I’m glad you like the sound of the new schedule, and I hope you feel free to send me an email whenever you’re available for a guest post spot. I already have a few lined up, and they are looking wonderful! It would be great to have you as a part of the team. Best of luck with the new job.
      ~SAT

      • Elaine Jeremiah December 19, 2014 at 3:19 am #

        Aw thank you. Have a lovely Christmas!

  18. theowllady December 18, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

  19. Sci-fi Sally December 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

    Thanks for checking out my blog, I appreciate it! The guest blogging looks fun and I hope I can use it some time (of course I need to publish a book first)
    I really look forward to seeing more of what you do,
    Merry Christmas!

    • Shannon A Thompson December 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

      No need to have a book published to qualify a guest blog about writing or reading. 🙂 You can apply without being published. My one from today wasn’t from an author.
      ~SAT

      • Sci-fi Sally December 23, 2014 at 10:34 am #

        I’m glad to hear it! Thanks! 🙂

  20. heatherbcosta December 24, 2014 at 6:15 am #

    Welcome back, I’m looking forward to seeing the new features 🙂

  21. Ty Mall December 26, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    Hi Shannon, I’m new(er) here, so I didn’t even know you’d been away from blogging. But you kept working on other projects, which is good. Thanks for following Fiction and Copy Decoded.

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    […] Surprise! Shannon’s Return to Blogging: I am back! Expect more Monday Blogs (a.k.a. guest bloggers), Writer Wednesday, and SATurday (a.k.a. Shannon’s day to express herself, allowing her to get to know you better while also showing who she is…like how she talks in the third person when she’s nervous!) […]

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