East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Stuff to do, and a call to action


call-to-actionYes, there’s going to be a call to action in this post.
That would be me asking you to speak up your mind.
But let me explain…

I was doing some math with my brother during lunch.
Looks like, in the next 8-12 months period I’ve ten projects slated, all of them in various stages of development.

Ten, not counting my blogs.
Now, if I don’t consider what’s already in the hands of my editors or publishers, we get down to seven, but that’s still a big number.

And no, I’m not going to list my forthcoming projects here – not now.
I’ve seen a few colleagues do that, and I might set up a page with a list of my ongoing work, and the status of each.
Might be good for publicity, or as a way to have something to talk about once in a while.
But not straight away.

Also on my plate at the moment is an attempt at increasing the readership and the visibility of Karavansara.
It’s three years now we’re running, it’s high time for some serious numbers.

Because of this, I’m spying with much interest the Problogger Podcast for this month, that’s devoted to 31 Days to Build a Better Blog.
I’m learning a lot of things, getting a lot of neat ideas.
One of these ideas is – what do you gentlemen and ladies out there think would be a good addition to what Karavansara is already offering?
Longer posts?
Shorter posts?
About what?
Should I set up a poll?

Make yourself heard – the comments are open!

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

11 thoughts on “Stuff to do, and a call to action

  1. I really enjoyed your posts on how to shave, pack your suitcase, and other manly things!
    Should I set off on the road…


    • πŸ™‚
      Thank you… I might indeed do a few posts about life on the road, even if my days as a traveling teacher are apparently over for the time being at least.


  2. I enjoy posts about strange people who made history, but I know then their number it’s not so large


  3. This used to be a blog about history, pulp action and adventure. Now it seems to be yet another blog about the process of writing. It’s all scrivener, words per day, and self publishing. Those kinds of blogs are every where and by much bigger authors. I think you should work out what makes your blog different from all the others and concentrate on that. I think you should fill this blog with guns,, whips, bold men and dangerous women ( both historical and fictional), exotic places, esoteric knowledge and the joy of writing about all of them. Dreary blogs about the business of writing are everywhere. I want to be inspired to adventure.


  4. I agree with quinchris


    • Looks like we all agree – I gave too much room to my writing and not enough to my interests.
      Let’s say that there will be some changes hereabouts… watch this space πŸ™‚


  5. More post about weird (?), larger-than-life hisorical guys and gals, please, I love that kind of posts and how they ignite my imagination πŸ˜€
    Oh, yes, and, if it’s possible, more pulpy books and media things! My wallet would hate it, but my mind would love it πŸ˜‰


    • It really looks like we have a consensus building up…
      I’m working on a few changes, and i’m ready to start the new Karavansara (a lot like the old, but better) come Monday.


      • Also, I have to say I don’t dislike the writing-related posts, since I’m a sucker for backstage infos. So, for me, it’s totally ok if you write posts about what you are writing that feel… personal, unique to you and the thing you’re writing. Like before publishing The Ministry of Thunder, I really liked those posts! πŸ™‚


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