Every year, like many people, I make resolutions for the new year. Every year, like many people, I completely and utterly abandon them by January 3rd. So, instead of doing that, I thought I’d ask you guys, my readers, to give me some ideas.

What would you like to see from A Dribble of Ink in 2010?

More interviews (this was a popular one on twitter, when I asked the question)? More reviews? More articles and commentary? Wider scope of News? Less snark? More snark? More Science Fiction? Videogame reviews? Something I’ve never done, or would never think of?

How can I make A Dribble of Ink your favourite blog of 2010?

  • Blake Charlton January 7, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    interviews! not only w/ authors (thanks for mine) but also w/ some of the artists you crit. i’ll throw in a self-serving vote for todd lockwood.

  • aidan January 7, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Ahh, that’s an interesting idea. I’ve been wanting to expand the range of my interviews, and artists would certainly make sense.

    Thanks, Blake!

  • Sam Sykes January 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    I think interviews all over, really. More authors, more artists, more bloggers. Of the first: more unknowns or up-and-comers. Of the middle: mo’ cover artists. Of the latter: all o’ dem.

    Also, you mentioned on your twitter some thought toward video game reviews? Could also be fun!

  • Keyoke January 7, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Well, this blog is slowly becoming one I check quite regularly, so, what your doing is good. I do love news on up coming books. Be it scifi/fantasy or whatever genre you might think people will enjoy.

  • aidan January 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    @Sam – Expanding coverage of videogames is definitely something that might happen, if people want it.

    @Keyoke – ‘Slowly becoming’ isn’t good enough for me! I want to quickly become a blog that people check quite regularly!

    Just kidding. Thanks for all the support!

  • Leah January 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm


    First thing’s first, you’re doing a great job! I found your blog a couple of weeks ago, and now check it daily.

    I’d love to see some artist Q&A’s and author interviews. Maybe some “behind-the-scenes” chats with an editor or 2? Your reviews are really well written, so I’d be okay with more of those, as well ;)

  • Blake Charlton January 7, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    booo. hisss. no tempting videogame reviews. tor just asked for a eta on book 2. i _can’t_ get obsessed w/ a game now.

  • Amanda Rutter January 8, 2010 at 1:28 am

    I absolutely love your book reviews, so just more of these all round would be great. I’d also love to see you tackle books from other genres (think you mentioned books that you would be reading due to a course?)

    I also come to your blog to hear about news in general – I do like the link posts that show me sites I might otherwise miss (for instance, enjoyed your best blogs of 2009 post, which gave me other blogs to read and enjoy as well – don’t worry, you’re still my fave! ;-) )

    Any and all of the above would make it a must-visit site in 2010.

  • James (Speculative Horizons) January 8, 2010 at 4:40 am


    Being serious, I’d probably plump for more interviews and book reviews. The ones you do are of a very good standard, but there’s not enough of ’em! Interestingly, these are the areas I’m going to be focusing on this year as well.

    Keep up the good work, sir – ADOI is still my favourite genre blog.

  • Brenda January 8, 2010 at 6:48 am

    I mostly like reviews. I rarely ever read author interviews, unless it’s one of my favorite authors, and I don’t have too many of those. Honestly, I’m just not that interested in what authors have to say, but I do understand that many other people like interviews.

  • Gabriele January 8, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I’m not keen on the increasing amount of video, movie and game stuff finding its way into blogs that started out as book review blogs, so my vote is for more reviews, author and artist interviews and other book- and writing-related features. :)

  • Ben January 8, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I would like to vote for just staying the same! I like the feel you have going on now. Interviews can be amusing, but a lot of the big blogs do that, why not keep your identity as it is?

  • FRChris January 8, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Like Ben, I love your blog just the way it is, I wouldn’t change a thing.

    But it’s your blog and you have to keep the motivation, so if you need a change : I think artists interviews should be great (’cause you are so obsessed by covert Art ;)

    Personally I’m not fond of games reviews…

    Thanks anyway (I hope my english is understandable)

  • Stephen January 8, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    I’d like to see more reviews, if nothing else. I think I can honestly say I’ve enjoyed every review I’ve read up here.

  • Nat January 8, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Well, ever since discovering you a month or so ago I HAVE been checking daily. That being said, I’d love more reviews. Whether I agree with you or not (and I usually have), I always get a great sense of what the book will be like.

  • The Flying Halftrak January 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    More interviews, definitely.
    Also, I have always thought of your blog as the one that really focuses on the “visual” component of fantasy novels – namely the cover art. Keep on posting your thoughts on novel covers, and also, I second Blake Charlton’s idea of having artist interviews, too.

    I may be in the minority on this part (and obviously it’s your blog, so do what you want) but I’d rather NOT see a lot of movie or video game reviews. There are plenty of sites that focus solely on those; I find when when blogs start venturing too far into other fields (even if they are related) then it starts to dilute the site as a whole. But regardless, I’ll continue visiting A Dribble of Ink several times a week – it’s one of my 3 favorite Speculative Fiction blogs out there.

  • N. R. Alexander January 11, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I am a mean scotsman, so my vote has to be for more snark in 2010. I’m near enough ashamed to live down to the stereotype so precisely, though. But only near enough!

  • aidan January 11, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Thanks for all the advice and ideas everyone! I feel like I’ve got a pretty firm grip now on where I want to take A Dribble of Ink in 2010!