I’m no longer sure who it is I’m writing this blog for.
That sounds like the start of a rant or a complaint that no one reads my posts and on the contrary – I am very blessed with around 115 followers at the present time, and frequently receive plenty of lovely comments on my posts. However, you’re not the same people who were following me when I started.
When I started, I had approximately two followers, people who knew me from elsewhere. They were both friends of mine and other writers. I knew that my posts would make them laugh and I tailored them to their tastes.
Then as time went on, I began to gain a small following of people who were mostly writers themselves, or people who knew me from elsewhere. So I talked about my writing and what was happening and I ranted, and I’d post random excerpts and stuff because at that stage, the idea of copyright or spoilers wasn’t a problem because publication was a ‘maybe-in-10-years’ concept.
More time passed, and I joined the Teens Can Write Too! blog chain and suddenly, a bunch of writers started hanging out over here. Some teens, some adults.
Do you see the theme here? Writing. Writers were following me.
But I’ve become increasingly aware that recently, my demographic has opened up to include people of a wider age range and with different interests. I’m not sure if what you’re looking for is ‘how I write’ posts, or whether you’re waiting patiently to read my book and would appreciate hints but not spoilers, or whether you’re here for the analyses of Doctor Who.
I don’t have a blog schedule, and I tend to write whatever post comes into my mind. But I don’t want to write a post that is only interesting to two people who follow me because, if I’m honest, it would be less effort just to talk to them on Skype. I want to write posts that you all like, posts that will spark off discussion between more than just my five most regular commenters.
So this is a genuine plea – if you read this blog, comment on this post. Seriously. Please do it. Comment with topics I’ve written about that interest you or particular posts you liked or things I haven’t talked about, but you’d like to hear from me on them.
I’m not writing this blog for myself, I’m writing it for you guys. My readers. So I need to know what you like in order to make it better.
I’ll just reiterate my plea, because I’m the kind of person who always ignores posts like these and things ‘someone else will comment’. No one else is going to comment. If you have something to say, please say it.
Pretty please with batteries and infinite Lokis on top….