Sunday, December 30, 2012
A surprising thing happened. I continued to get new followers on Twitter almost daily. My Facebook "friends" tripled. The number of pageviews to both of my blogs spikes up on Friday and Saturday, leading me to believe that there are people who are looking to see if I've posted anything (my post day had been Friday, then changed to Saturday due to my teaching schedule). And to my complete amazement, this blog, has continued to have daily pageviews even though I haven't posted since September. Also, the number of followers has increased (thanks in no small part to the Books and Such community). (Welcome and thank you, Heather and Steve! I'm sorry it's taken me so long to welcome you.)
What to make of all of this? I really don't know yet. I have a couple of thoughts. First, I think blogging about a topic that interests people (both writing and fantasy seem to qualify) will attract readers. Of course, then good content is needed to keep them (except for the odd extremely loyal friend). (Jennifer, you know by "odd," I mean unusual, not strange :) ). Secondly, networking--especially when you remember to connect with people as people, not as potential followers or readers--is beneficial in many ways. Thirdly, life goes on even when I'm not there. Okay, that's not a writing insight, but it's a really good thing to remember.
A big THANK YOU to all who follow this blog, as an official follower or not. And to those who've been following it for longer than three months and regularly checking in to see if I have FINALLY posted something-- *Many HUGS* Thank you for your patience.
Blessings for a peace-filled and joyous New Year!