Update (10/20/21): Focusing on other life priorities at the moment! Miss it here dearly. Contact me if you need anything! :) Thank you!


Post Break (November 28 - December 19)

Post Highlights:

  • No new posts until December 19
  • Future chapters of Renegade will not be published until the book is complete
  • When complete, current chapters already published (1-5) will be overhauled
  • Upcoming posts include two tags and the 4th section in my Tips From a Newbie blogging tips series

Hey there! It's that time again - time for another little break from posting. From today, the 28th of November, and until around December 19th or so, no new content will be posted.

However, I also have a couple of updates for you - mostly concerning my book-in-progress Renegade (that's right, I actually am still working on it despite not publishing anything in a lonnng time!), and also some of what to expect postwise after I return from break.

You can simply read the post highlights above, or read on for a little more detail on each of the listed points!


Reader Collab: A Collection of Outside Poetry & Prose

Last week, you all had the opportunity to send me your poetry and short stories to have them included in a special post. The term is used loosely, but I like to call this a "reader collaboration" post, since it's a small collection of outside works written by some of you.

Below you will find a variety of styles and themes, each one penned by a different author. The works are listed simply in the order that they were received.

If you didn't get a chance to submit your piece, have no fear! I plan on doing similar things in the future.


Midget Monday #5

Happy Monday!

Remember, you can submit your poetry and stories to me by the end of Tuesday, November 17 to get them included in a special post on Wednesday or Thursday. :)

What is Midget Monday?

Midget Monday is a weekly post containing one micro-poem (~6 lines or less) and one "micro" story (~300 words or less). Poems and stories may sometimes share a theme, but will usually be two random, mismatched topics. I may also build more upon any of the poems or stories that I use in these posts, so you might see these (or something similar) again in the future!


Share your poetry or story! Get included in my next post

I've been lacking when it comes to posts lately. And, to my own disappointment, it's going to be that way for a while. However, I'm doing my best to get something new out whenever I can, and I thought of something else I could do as well...

I'd love to do a fun little collaboration with you all! Do you like to write poetry or prose (specifically short stories)? Well, even if you don't typically write such things, why not give it a go now? If you submit your work to me within the next week or so, I'll include it in a special post along with other submissions I receive.

Use the form below to submit your piece, or email it to me at eve.edgeofnight@gmail.com.

(No erotica. Other than that, you're free to choose any topic you'd like!)

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Can't get the form to work? Click here.


Series: Tips From a Newbie (#3: Your Sphere)

These posts were written in celebration of Edge of Night's 1 year blogiversary to share some of what I've learned during my time blogging. While I love to give advice when I can, this isn't my niche and this is not what I usually post. But if you'd like to read more, be sure to check out my other posts in this series!

Perfecting Your Posts
- Managing Your Blog
- Your Sphere
- The Pretty Little Details
- Wrap-Up

Your Sphere

Alright, so you've put in a lot of time and hard work to make your posts readable and appealing, and now you've got some fresh new content to share with the world. Excitement and anticipation course through your veins, and you feel as if you've written a masterpiece that will attract hundreds of views and stir up some conversation in no time..

Well, you may have a masterpiece on your hands, but I can almost guarantee you that's not how things are going to go down. And this is probably the number one reason that new bloggers drop out so quickly.

Blogging is a social activity. The amount of socialization that you do is up to you; in fact, you don't need to socialize at all if you'd prefer not to. But if you want readers, if you want people to comment on your work, then you're going to want to be sociable and willing to interact. Get the word out that you exist.

Fortunately, there are a lot of good, productive ways to do this. You now have a little space to call your own on the Internet, and you're part of a community: The blogosphere. Your personal sphere consists of you, your blog, your readership, and your relationships with other bloggers, and expanding it involves interaction. A lot of it.

Here are a few ways you can do that, as well as a few must-dos when it comes to properly maintaining your sphere and keeping your readers happy.