July 15th, 2019

Someone said to me today – when I asked if anyone had a blog I could follow – that blogging is “unnecessary”. For the record, I agree with their fundamental point – that a blog does not help bolster a writer’s profile or help them acquire more work or opportunities. That being said, I had to laugh at such a bizarre statement.

When is writing necessary? Outside of academics or for those where it is a cornerstone of their work, is it ever necessary? I kid around on here about my imaginary readers for a reason: I’m not fussed if anyone ever reads what I put on here. In a way, this is all just for me anyway, which is why I need to change the landing page of the site to something with more general use.

That last part has been a job on my Trello “want to do” list for a while now, but I think that if I can clear my Monday work queue then I will make this my lunch break activity. I’ve got a 1:1 session of Taking Control of Work at 1pm, so I’ll see how much I can get between now and that time. It would be nice to get the WattPad links all set up.

I’m now on 21 followers on WattPad. What I need to do next is do a follow-binge to try and get a few more like-for-like followers. That isn’t a great baseline to have, but if I choose who I target with some care I might be able to convert a few readers. The Discord servers are sort of working out, but they are not as fast as I would like.

Which is all a roundabout way of saying I probably need to tackle the community forums again. Oh, joy.