‘ve learned a lot this year from my blog about what people want to read from me and what for the most part, they don’t, and what I’ve actually come to learn based mostly on likes, is that I’ve pigeonholed myself.
After years of just blogging about whatever I wanted, and getting no where I was so scared of falling into the same patterns that I made sure to keep my posts about writing. Writing and more writing. And now, if I deviate, I generally don’t get the same amount of people interested. The people who pretty much faithfully read this blog and like and hopefully comment (though I’ve been missing those these days), love the writing stuff, but when I deviate occasionally to politics, or graphic design. Everyone’s gone.
I get it, politics and political posts are always dangerous, and if your not a graphic designer, it’s easy to get lost or disinterested. But, because I am all of these things, a political junkie, a graphic designer, a writer, gay, etc etc, I don’t want to deny any of those parts of me on this blog. Even if it means losing followers or not getting the same amount of people reading this blog. It is first and foremost a blog about writing and self publishing… but my goal for 2013, and like TDR radio, is not to be just about the books anymore. I want to expand. And I sincerely hope my followers will expand a long with me. One of the most beautiful comments I have ever received from a reader was that she said my posts always make her think. And that’s all I have ever wanted to do.
So… starting this year, I’m going to write things that I might have shied away from earlier, and if you get offended or have a difference of opinion. By all means, I want to hear it. I love feedback, of any nature, and though I’d like to keep it civil, I know that realistically that isn’t always going to be the case.