When I started this new blog a couple of months ago, I had an idea that I would be able to slowly build a new following, similar to the thousands of followers on my fantasy-related blog (satiswrites.com) (although in fairness, that blog was featured twice by WordPress, from where the majority of my followers came from).
The difficulty is that building any kind of following (and thank you to the twenty-three of you so far!) relies on writing often and regularly, and this is something I find terribly difficult. I’ll go through phases of wanting to write all the time, and then enter great periods of time where I just can’t write at all—whether for lack of ideas or motivation.
I quickly made a commitment to myself to post at least three times a week, on any subject. For a few months I made good on that promise, but the past few weeks I’ve kind of fallen off the radar. Part of this I explained in my previous post—that I’m waiting on a print proof of A Gothic Symphony to continue editing—but it’s really just an excuse for not wanting to do anything. Motivation is a fickle thing, and when work drains and sleep calls, it’s hard to want to really do anything else.
But I don’t want to let too much time slip by, and there are always going to be things to write about. It doesn’t matter if one person or a hundred read it—the important thing is to keep writing, a little every day. So here I am, back at it, and I’m going to try to renew my commitment to post three times a week: whether you like it or not, I’m here to stay!