To Blog or Not to Blog

Yes, I know, I’m outrageously ripping off one of Shakespeare’s most famous lines, but it sort of fits. I’m trying to decide whether or not to close up shop here at Tory Michaels’ World, you see. Comments are almost non-existent (save for a strange, abrupt hike in spam comments – I never used to get them at all, and now suddenly every few days I get one).

I like doing the interviews and have gotten to host some pretty incredibly people. I like sharing my writing and other journeys with everyone…even if “everyone” is a pretty small number of views on any given day. But to get no comments/interaction with those who do read the blog is incredibly disheartening. I do this because I’m trying to interact with people, and host authors because I want my readers to say hey, and all that.

So here’s my question to you: what should I do to encourage more (read here any) comments to posts?

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, some updates on me in general.

Weight loss has slowed to a dramatic crawl, though I hit 24 pounds gone today. Ooo, yeah. Speedy Gonzales I’m not. On the other hand, I know I’m not sticking strictly to my calorie guidelines and thanks to a variety of reasons (sick, insomnia which prevents me from getting up early enough to work out, and admittedly some actual laziness), I’m certainly not getting “exercise” in. However, as the story goes, the tortoise did eventually beat the hare and while it’d be nice to be official done loosing weight in a year, I’m also committed to the new changes in eating and truly believe that by taking things slowly, I will reinforce the good lessons and be able to permanently keep the weight off this time by learning awesome habits as I go. I’m also not feeling deprived. At all!

As you will note by the widget to your upper right, my current WIP now has a couple of potential working titles: Dawn Awakening or Breeding Heat. Both have meaning to the story and I’m not sure which one I like more. Which title do you prefer? I’m also on version 3 of the first five chapters. But yesterday I wrote (rewrote, technically) over 10k thanks to my mind refusing to shut off last night, so I’m back to 19% through with the WIP. Coming up though is the hard part, where I actually have to force myself forward into writing new material instead of tweaking old material.

Shrimp turned 7 on Friday. I was sick as can be, but we went to CiCi’s, he got 3 new Wii games, and I got to see my best friend for the first time in two years. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Love you girl, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY if you read this, TA).

Have a great week!



  1. I know what you mean about not getting many comments. But I keep going my blog because I know that I often visit other authors' blogs to see what's coming out next. It's frustrating as a reader to see a blog that an author hasn't visited in months. I've dropped by your blog before, but I've never commented or I'd be commenting all the time. There's a fine line between commenter and stalker. For instance, I've been going through my own fight with the scale AGAIN this year and I have too much to say about that!


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