My name is Jonathan James Olivier. I began this blog as a way to get my writing out to find an audience. For me there is no better feeling than having someone who appreciates the works I create. That, to me, is the point of creation, for others to appreciate it.
The topics that I will use this blog to address are a bit varied at the moment. I do feel a bit like I am, “firing all of my guns at once,” but as a fresh starter I am going with the things that I really love and love to talk about and I will see which of them finds an audience and maintains momentum throughout this year before I begin trimming it down.
My blog thus consists of five main parts:
–My new fiction stories: I have a young adult sci-fi/fantasy and a crime serial that I am in the process of flushing out and I will post them unedited as I work through them.
–Your Story from 10 Words: I take 10 words, a theme, and a song from a submitter and write them a story with it.
–Fitness: I am a fitness fanatic and have developed a program to get a lean body without needing a gym. I am going to be posting my tips and workouts periodically.
–Teaching Abroad: I have been living and working in Japan for 6 years and have amassed a plethora of silly stories. This is the humour portion of my site and it will include the silly things I see and hear everyday as an English teacher in Japan.
–Opinions: I am an avid reader and movie watcher. I like to get top five lists from people in different categories to compare and see if we can come up with a consensus top five.
So that is what I will blog about.
Who would I love to connect with? Other writers who are trying to move in the same direction, readers and critics who can help me improve my work, and an audience for my work.
My ideal for success for this blog in the next year is to get 10 new followers each month. That will leave me with 100 by the end of the year. It is an ambitious goal in my mind but I really want to see it through.
I hope to hear from any and all of you with suggestions, comments, advice and just general conversation. Thank you for reading!