My head it throbbing but not in a bad way. I do have a headache and it is a bit of a bother, but I’m quite sure it stems from a long day of being productive. I’m working on three separate projects. The first is Henry Wood: Time and Again, which is going fine. I have a semi-secret project involving photographs and the third is getting my Twitter and Blogging game back up to scratch.
The last project is important because it will help the first two, when they are ready to be released upon the world. I’ve fallen off a bit on the Twitter front and today I got back into it. There is always something exciting going on in Twitterville and it is easy to be engaging with people, if one makes the effort.
In doing so, I’ve discovered there are a lot more of my Twitter friends who blog than I suspected. This led to the reading of some really interesting posts, some of which dealt with improving one’s blog and social media. So, it sort of fed on itself.
Social Media is a powerful tool, but it takes constant effort. I’ve not spent much time promoting my blog the last six months or so. I rarely tweet the links to daily posts, I just write. In a post by Soulati from B2B Social Media Market, that she wrote for Spin Sucks, she looked at this very subject. In the Tweet that Gini Dietrich posted with the link, she asked, “Do you live to write or write to live?”
I commented: “ I didn’t know the answer to the question until I read the post. I guess, I must be in the live to write camp. I spent the first year trying to build traffic and then sort of morphed into writing novels and books. (I’ve written 5 since Jan 2010) I still post every day, but I haven’t checked to see if anyone is reading the posts in half a year. Sometime I get comments, Bill Dormann stopped over a few nights ago, but I suspect my views have dropped to almost nothing. My mom and dad still read.
So, I guess I write because I like writing. My blog is little part of me that I feed every day and if people want to read it, that is fine, and I’d love more readers, but it isn’t a need.”
I do like feeding my blog, but back when I was also trying to build readership, I enjoyed that aspect also. There isn’t any reason I can’t do both. So I think I will…right after a snack.