"Scoop.it lets you easily publish gorgeous online magazines by curating content on your favorite topic."
As I suggested yesterday, I am giving up my daily blogging efforts to concentrate on a new way of communicating with my followers. From what I can tell from comments and the number of hits my postings have gathered, most people who read "Roundheads and Ramblings" have been interested in one of three topics: writing, self-publishing, or history. I have set up an online magazine for each of these headings, and I'll be posting links to the most interesting articles I have found on the internet. Occasionally, you will also get my own comments on the subjects covered. I'll also still be posting links on Facebook and Twitter, so that readers will know when I have posted new material.
Here is the gateway to my Scoop.It topics:
The Historian's Point of View: The Experiences of the Past, Seen through Current Events
On this site, I'll be gathering articles about the craft of history -- new discoveries, new methods, new controversies.
The Writing Game: A Collection of Advice and Clever Tips for Writers of all Genres
Every writer has a set of tricks to help navigate through thorny spots in the writing process. Maybe some of them will help you, too. Find it at: http://www.scoop.it/t/the-writing-game
Self-Publisher: How To Be Your Own Publisher without Going Bankrupt
Current views and helpful tips from authors who have switched to self-publishing.
Find it at: http://www.scoop.it/t/self-publisher
Two last minute notes:
1. Originally I had set up a fourth topic on the Civil War in South Carolina, but it did not work well. There was only limited interest from readers, and great content was hard to find. So, at least for a while I'll combine the two interests under "The Historian's Point of View."
2. For those of you using iOS devices, Apple has an app that lets you use Scoop.It on your iPhone and iPad.