Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
In just over 24 hours my second novel, Muskoka Maharani, will have been handed over to Penguin. Then I'll be visiting your blogs with my customary frequency and I'm really looking forward to catching up with all of you again.
In the next few days I'll be resuming my Post Of The Day segments, highlighting the work that catches my eye. I often get comments from people whose work is featured in these daily segments, thanking me for the extra traffic, so it's great to know that people are following the links.
I am also planning a big change to the way Aussiejourno's Weekly Blog Awards are judged. In the past, I have always judged blogs on fairly wide criteria: quality of a post, the layout or look of the blog, the way a post is illustrated, the quality or effectiveness of the title, the appeal of a post, the way links are provided by the author, while I also took into account any X-factors - humour, a great angle, special relevance, a one-off inspiration as well as responses to comments.
I used to list the top 50 blogs, followed by the wildcard category, and finally the honourable mentions as well. I have a few alterations in mind but I'd like to know if you have any suggestions.