Change is the one constant thing in this world. No matter what trend pops up, or what publishing platforms come and go, what genre is popular, you can bet your ass that eventually it will change. There is an ebb and flow to all things in life, and I’m realizing there might be with this blog as well.
All authors (creatives, in general) should have a website. Having a Facebook page is not enough. Hell, even Facebook seems like it’s on the way out now. It’s also recommended for authors to have a newsletter. Having both a website and a newsletter gives you a way to reach your readers that doesn’t rely on the mercy of the social media overlords.
For a long time, I assumed that this meant I should also have a blog too. Now I’m not so sure. I can track the clicks from one place to another. Right now, I’m getting a fair bit of traffic from Tiktok or from ads. But it seems like traffic to the blog posts themselves is waning. On one hand, I’m not sure how to feel about it. I really do like this type of writing. It feels intimate, and it lets me stretch my legs on topics that I otherwise couldn’t write in a fiction setting.
If I had unlimited time and energy, I would totally keep blogging about whatever came to mind. In years past, I liked blogging about technology. Last year it was fictional tropes. This year… I’m not so sure.
And that begs the question: Where does this blog go from here? Where do I go from here?
This blog is going to change—into what, I’m not exactly sure.
It may just be an announcement board for my progress or for sales, the way my newsletter is now. People that want to sign up for the newsletter won’t have to check the website, and those that don’t want to sign up for a newsletter can still find out about things the old fashioned way.
We’ll see. I’m not making any decisions yet. Today I was due for a post, and this seemed fitting. At least this way I get to say hi to whoever stops by.
At the end of the day, my fiction writing is what’s important. Telling stories is what I want to do with my life, and fiction is what will eventually pay the bills.
So, for now, I’ll still be posting roughly every two weeks.
Take care until next time.