Oh Blog of mine,
I can’t help but wonder when every new author does the same things that every other new writer is doing– how can that be a good thing? Maybe I’m naive, oh blog of mine, but if everyone blogs, interviews, podcasts, has their own website, etc- how can someone hope to stand out from the pack? There’s a lot of writers, trying to get hopeful attention. And while that’s a good thing, “attention”, is it good to be a lemming and go along with it because everyone else is doing it and it’s what is suggested that you do? There is only a limited amount of time people are willing to spare and give-and they won’t read every new thing that’s out there.
So…how do you stand out in the pack when you’re not sure those paths are for you? Is it displaying daily wit to bring back readers? What if I’m not witty or even funny every day (believe me, I’m not. Sometimes I’m a downright grump-master)?
Hey, believe me, I’m not knocking the traditional ways in which indie or budding authors are making their way-the pro’s often weigh in and tell us budding authors the truth. And those approaches have worked for many new guys and ladies, but is it a trend to keep up now that every day I meet new authors, hoping to capture a fan’s attention just like I am?
Is it right for me? Who is there out there to ask-if I can’t answer those questions for myself yet?
What I know for sure is that I love to write about thrilling adventure/horror driven stories that will entertain people and I’m bad at marketing myself.
Most people are- even if we’re writers. I’m working to push past that, but it’s not easy- having been taught that promoting self work often bores others and they just don’t want to hear it because they think you’re bragging.
I ponder, oh blog of mine, I do.