What to expect from Myne Whitman Writes in 2012

Hi everyone, how are you doing? It feels strange to post knowing that some of my readers may be affected by the events in Nigeria. Things are not settling down but are becoming even worse and that makes me worried. I urge everyone to try to remain safe during this period, and hopefully the country will stabilize soon. My heart goes out to those who have lost friends and family in either the subsidy removal protests or in the Boko Haram attacks. May the soul of the dead rest in peace.

By the way, that's my new look for the 2012 by the left. It's also my first weave since I did the big chop. What do you think?

To today's post, which is not really a proper post, I want to share with you all some of my plans for the blog this year.

First off, February. The last two years on this blog, I've usually had a theme for the Valentine month usually along the lines of love. So it was Love Extravaganza in 2010 and Real Love Stories in 2011. This year I didn't start early like I did last year when I sent out guest post invites by November, but I have some good ideas. One involves creative writing and the other love letters and cards. Hmmm...contact me if interested. :)

Next, I have got to the stage in Dunni and Bab's story where I can no longer share excerpts of it with you guys. I'm looking at a publication date in a few months, all things being equal. So in place of the Monday WIP series, I will be hosting stand alone shorts from Naija Stories. There are some amazing writers there and I'm sure you'll love to read their works.

I'm also going to be doing blog hops, both giveaways and blogfests so expect some of that. I'm already checking out the April A -Z challenge and I think I may take it up again this year. I'm talking out some plans with Atala on doing something to build the naija bloggers community, like we did with Cupid's Risk. This won't be story, more along the lines of a Blog Fest. We'll see...

Finally, the Picture Weekends will continue as will the other regulars including relationship talk, roundtable, news de jour, blogging and self-publishing tips, and guest authors. If you want to guest post or have anything you're doing featured, just let me know. I can also add logos and links to my sidebar for a limited time.

I hope you guys like the lineup - if there's something you want to read or see, please I'd love your suggestions in the comments. Thanks!