New York City and a Blog Change

I’m back from my trip and I’m ready to get back into the swing of things. This year has been quite chaotic with good and bad and I haven’t been blogging as much as I normally do. When I first started this blog my intention was to post something every single day. Unfortunately I can’t keep to that schedule these days. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this blog and how to keep it going.

I do know I want to continue since I enjoy the interaction with other bloggers. Right now my solution is to post once a week. Before each post covered only one subject. Now I’m going to include more in each one so a post might have news about a book or movie from my lists, travel photos, and hopefully a pub visit. They will probably include more photos and less description.

As for now, here are some photos from our most recent trip to NYC. We were super busy including meeting wonderful friends, seeing Cabaret, going to a Yankees Game, three days of tennis, and visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Have a lovely weekend folks and if you have any questions/suggestions about the new blog format, don’t be shy. I always love to hear what you think.


One last thing. I published my latest novel, Confessions From a Coffee Shop. Currently the e-book is on sale for $0.99 cents. Sale ends on September 16th. Pop over to my writing blog if you want to find out more.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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51 Responses to New York City and a Blog Change

  1. leahrennes says:

    Seems like you had some great weather in New York! 🙂

  2. I think once a week is fine, two if you have the energy. Daily blog posts are often difficult for readers to keep up with too.l

    New format sounds fine, just don’t turn into a photo blogger with no/minimum text though. I need words!

  3. niasunset says:

    Dear TBM, I miss your posts 🙂 But seems that you had a busy time, I am glad you had a nice days in NY. I always love to read you and to watch your photographs. Thank you, Blessing and Happiness, love, nia

  4. Colline says:

    You kept busy in NY TB. As for your new blog format, I like it. At least this way you will keep blogging and we will still get to read about your thoughts and experiences 🙂

  5. I wish I could go to New York again soon, it looks amazing!

  6. NYC is a great city and I always have fun when visiting. Looks like you enjoyed your time there as well. For those of us who are trying to balance blogs, novel writing, and other full-time jobs as well as family and homes, I salute you. We don’t have to post as often as is recommended in order to maintain a presence on the net.

    • TBM says:

      Most of my loyal followers don’t mind and I’m not looking to boost my numbers or anything. I blog because I enjoy the friendships I’ve made. It’s all of you that makes it worthwhile.

  7. aFrankAngle says:

    Welcome back … and your return coincided with my road-trip … Oh my … I’ve got the feeling you had a wonderful time …. then again, how can one not in NYC. If I recall, aren’t you a Red Sox fan? If so, I hope the Yankees lost that day.

    The best thing about blogging is that you determine your own schedule. As you know, I prefer to post daily, and it took me a while to understand that if I don’t, it’s not the end of the world …. after all, readers aren’t the ones applying the pressure. In other words, you could do whatever … one week one post … two the next … even three … back to one … it’s up to you and what’s going on.

  8. Great photos my friend, and I totally understand about the blogging issues. I have hardly posted anything lately, and I do miss all the conversations and comments, but I must admit that there was a definite stress factor when blogging every day. I think I will probably become addicted again once I start posting my trip photos, but I do seem to go through stages :). You just have to do what you feel comfortable with.

  9. Lovin’ these photos! I’m glad you’re going to continue the blog. I do enjoy your explorations 🙂

  10. Great pictures TBM! I am having trouble keeping up the blogging and need to find a solution too. Once a week blog sounds like a good idea. I agree with roughseasinthemed that daily blog posts are hard for readers and commenters to keep up with… I don’t know how people crank out two or three blogs posts in one day.

  11. I think blogging daily is a one way ticket to Burnout-ville. For my first two years I posted three times a week. Just writing that sentence makes me want to take a nap now. I’m glad that you enjoyed your visit to my town and you managed to squeeze in one of the best shows playing on Broadway. You packed a lot into your visit!

  12. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I seem to be posting slightly less now, wish it could be different but there’s never enough time. I hope you continue at least once a week 🙂

  13. The Guat says:

    I totally love this blog and like your whole premise behind it. Glad you’ll be up and around again, but totally get it when you slow down, its’ tough. Loving your pics. Glad you got some baseball in there 🙂

  14. Looks like a great trip!
    I had to go with twice a week because daily posts were too much. I don’t think people realize how much work goes into them.

    • TBM says:

      Yes, each post takes time and energy, and I’m lacking in both of those departments at the moment. Maybe someday I’ll post more than once a week, but not for a while.

  15. BookerTalk says:

    Daily posting would be a huge commitment of time so understandable yiu struggled with it.

  16. Looks like the rest of your trip went well. The two days I went to the Open were HOT!
    How did you enjoy Cabaret? Thumbs up for Michelle Williams?

  17. Rorybore says:

    Love Cabaret – I saw it on Broadway many years ago on a class trip. I think we went to a Mets game though, not Yankees. Is that Jeter at bat? The sunset shot is stunning!! what a great picture – it should be a post card.

  18. Novroz says:

    I am also having problem to keep up with my work and blog (especially with two blogs). Sometimes I didn’t update my own blog but keep updating my turtle’s blog, sometimes the other way around.

    Great pictures…as always 🙂

  19. Jo Bryant says:

    Loved your photos. It looks like a wonderful visit.

  20. Isobel says:

    I am on the same page as you. I do not have the time to blog and comment daily. And I thought about why I blog; basically it’s for me, my enjoyment, so it has to work for me.
    I wonder if this a ommon trajectory for bloggers. We strart off, get motivated by finding other blogs we like and by interaction with other bloggers; blog more; suddenly realise we feel something akin to duty with regard to blogging; pause, reassess, and still blog, but less intensively.

  21. Geoff W says:

    Looks like a great visit! I never planned to do every day, but I’ve settled into at least a once a week post, but hopefully MWF posts.

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