Let's face it.
And I miss my blog.
No. I miss the people who followed me. The friends who would stop in and comment on a post. I miss the hopping I'd do once a week, to visit the people on my blog readerfeed thingy.
I'm tired of trying to figure out the best way to get people to see my FB posts. Twitter is a fun place and I like interacting with other authors, editors, and agents there, but it's not like what I had here... And the webpage is gorgeous. If you haven't been there, you really must. I love it. http://www.authorbethrhodes.com But the blog is tucked away and unless I post a gazillion social media links trying to get people to go there... Nada.
Things change. Even here, near the end, blogging had morphed. Less and less comments, fewer people reading. What does that mean? Is it a sign to move on? Or do we stick it out?
I don't know. It's hard to keep going when there are a gazillion other things to do. Kids, writing, editing, real life--i.e. bible study, school volunteering, housework, showers, and bathroom time [hahaha].
The truth is...
I. NEED. TO. WRITE! That's really all I want to do.
I understand the world we live in demands our attention. The publishing industry expects authors to carry the burden of promotion. Readers WANT to know. Heck, we wanted to know twenty years ago, we just didn't have the access!
Pretend to have a plan. I feel like that is the only answer. The plan may be ever-changing, a sort of living thing that we continually adjust, but it's there, telling us what works best and how to fulfill the needs of our career.
So, here I go to get some editing done on the book I'm publishing in December. <3 Yay! Outside the Lines... like how I color and sometimes live my life.
Maybe we'll catch up over here for a while.
Have a great week.