1) A New Year's sweepstakes! Win a copy of my book! (More info soon!)
2) A live web chat in 2012! (More info soon!)
3) New York City book event, January 24, 2012, at Housing Works! Hear me and some other theater-book authors talk about stuff! (More info soon!)
-- but what of the day to day? Then it occurred to me. I needed to get back to my roots. This has proven valuable at moments of uncertainty (I call it "Life Lesson 101"). So, I asked myself: What is the core tenet of this blog? What is the essence of Unnaturally Green? And it struck me, clear as day:
Readers, you wrote about greenness in your brilliant contest entries -- times when you had to step outside yourself and do something new. Unnaturally Green (the book) is about a time when I had to conquer lots of new challenges. So I've decided to devote my blog entries to keeping that green spirit alive.
My posts may become less announcement-centric, and more anecdotal. The goal is to chronicle new experiences, and to share with you the stuff I do each day that I've never done before. It may get mundane, it may get inspirational, it may get completely random. If I see a new movie or read a new book, I'll tell you about it. If I discover something new and helpful about singing technique, I'll tell you about it. If I read an inspirational article about somebody doing something new and incredible, I'll tell you about it. If I trip and fall in a manhole, I'll tell you about it.
This may seem a bit unfocused for now, but I'm hoping that the blog will find its own natural groove. Ideally, I would like it to be a compendium of greenness. Fragmented, maybe. But surprising. Hopefully fun to look back on. Collaborative (I'm going to make submitting post ideas easier), and communal.
This blog-makeover may take a while, so bear with me. But I wanted to let you guys know.
Leave comments below if you have thoughts! And look for an updated landing page soon with an idea submission form.