IWSG September – Am I Blogging Right?

Insecure Writers Support Group BadgeIt’s that time again, when writers across the world come together to share their trials and tribulations.  Welcome to Insecure Writer’s Support Group, the brain child of Alex J. Cavanaugh.  A place to share your writing woes, find encouragement, and even offer support to fellow writers and bloggers.

September’s IWSG hop is co-hosted by C. Lee McKenzie, Rachel Pattison, Elizabeth Seckman, Stephanie Faris, Lori L MacLaughlin, and Elsie Amata!

This month’s official question is, how do you find time to write in your busy day?  But I am as always, a rebel.

 

My insecurity this month, and to some extend, every month is one I hear bloggers ask all the time.

Am I reaching anyone?

I do very often feel like I’m shouting into the wind.  I’m realistic about it.  My launch last week went about as I expected.  I really intended it as a practice for me, to see if I could meet the demands of getting posts written and published on time.

Answer: Just barely.

I’ve accomplished in the past few months with the simple amount of blog posts I’m publishing.  I used to be much more sporadic, and now I post at least twice a week, if not more.  I’m proud of myself for that, but still I wonder, is anyone reading it.

Part of me thinks that shouldn’t matter.  I didn’t get into this to attract a big audience.  I just wanted to write and share my writing.

And then I get stuck on that last bit, because if no one is reading, then I’m not really share, am I?

Well, time for some soul searching.  Is what I’m putting out worth sharing?  Is it the best, most interesting stuff I have to offer?

To me it is, but it is about my writing, and things that I like.  However, I can go further.  I’m going to be doing some new things over the next few weeks and months.  I’ll be releasing serialized short stories once or twice a month, as time allows.  And I’m toying with the idea of doing a vlog once a month.  I have some ideas for my first video, but we’ll see.  More worldbuilding stuff, because that’s the sort of thing I like to read on an author’s website.  From there, we’ll see.  There’s no time like the present to start something new.

Sound off in the comments.  Do you feel like you reach readers?  Does it even matter to you, or are you just happy to write?  

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “IWSG September – Am I Blogging Right?

  1. Sometimes I feel like that with my books. I’ve self-published two books, but with hundreds of books being published monthly, I feel like mine will get lost in the pile. I don’t have a publicist, and I don’t have the time to keep up a huge social media presence. How will anyone ever find my books? It’s a very slow process trying to build an audience. The best anyone can do is to keep plugging away and putting their best work out there.
    I personally am happy just to have published my stories. I love being able to hold my own books in my hands. But that said, I’d still like to be able to share them with the world and have others like them as much as I do. Good luck with your new blogging ideas! I hope they bring you a huge following!
    IWSG Co-host at http://lorilmaclaughlin.com

  2. You’ve entered into a most competitive business. I’m thinking politics might be worse, but just. I’m with Lori about doing my best and enjoying when I actually do publish something. Having others give me positive feedback is icing on the cake.

  3. My blogging has been lax since the beginning of the year. I have times when I’m a bundle of energy and can consistently blog 6-8 times monthly, and then there are times that my pain scale (or other issues) keeps me away from writing for weeks at a time. It’s good that you’ve been keeping some consistency in your blogging lately. I need to learn more about world building. I appreciate your visit and comment from our last IWSG, and I hope you have an awesome day. Eva

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