Here’s a little fun for your Friday 🙂
Last Monday, I put out a poll asking writers if they saw any advantages to blogging on a daily basis.
*45% believed that writing daily posts will enable the blog to thrive
*36% did not
*18% selected “other“
-“I think it depends on the content more than the frequency.”
-“Probably not, though sometimes these month long challenges do bring new people.”
Here are various other comments that were included with the reponses:
“Quality vs quantity. I’d rather post once a week with something that followers want to read instead of posting daily and have followers delete it.” –Darnell Cureton, Fictionista
“I think putting out too much material can be overwhelming for readers. I find that the blogs whose writers post just once or twice a week are the ones I read religiously and look forward to.” –Susan Richardson, Stories From the Edge of Blindness
“Writing every day doesn’t mean your blog will thrive. In order to have a thriving blog, we have to interact in a meaningful way and that means we have to support the blogs that support us. Unless, of course, our blog is for information purposes or we are selling something to someone, then it may be different. Perhaps it comes down to relevant content, whatever the genre of the blog. ” –Poetry From the Inkwell
“I do post everyday, I think if it helps me, then it could someone else. I write a lot in advance and whatever is on my heart. And I even go back and read what I wrote last week or month even year. It may be different with everyone.” –Rebecca Jones, A Daughter’s Gift of Love
“I think writing every day helps … maybe not posting them every day. I loved the accountability of the #Write28Days and knowing that I had committed to posting daily made me do it. But as someone mentioned … the quality does suffer — unless you are a professional journalist.” –Hulda Bennett, Hearts Fully Alive
What about you? Do you have any other thoughts on this poll and its results/comments?
Yesterday I posted a poll trying to figure out which surname to choose as a pen-name for a story I’m currently writing.
Several have responded. Thank you!
I have made a minor adjustment though to C.W. that I originally was considering to C.J. – Cory (instead of Corinne) Jordan.
With the changes in mind, I need your help one more time.
If you are interested in learning more about this current story I’m working on, be sure to subscribe to my mailing list (I will send occasional newsletters to keep my readers updated on my projects).
I’m creating a new pen-name for myself.
I am currently working on a web-novel, and would like to do so under another name (since it’s in a genre I don’t normally write). If interested, I could post more info at a later date.
What I have so far is C.W. (short for Corinne Winnie – which is short for Edwin). I need help in deciding what the surname (last name) should be; and that is where YOU come in!
This is what I have:
Yum, he thought, that hiker was delicious. And the new clothes were just the right size for him too, though the shoes and the hat were a little too shabby. Yep, he’d been a hiker himself — actually more like on the run, ever since he escaped that circus sideshow — but he’d found a place here that suited him fine. High in the mountains, isolated, plenty of unspoiled water to drink in the stream, and best of all the hunting for food was almost too easy.
Path of Seasons
In spring, the explorer jumps at the possibilities his map presents. One step, the flowers bloom, the rains fall.
Another step and summer blazes. His face is rugged now, the map unnecessary, compass barely helpful. The trail is his friend, adventure his companion.
One more stride and the leaves fall. A look at the map reveals wasted time – why didn’t he travel beyond the known? But now he tires easy and can’t travel as far.
Walking into winter, the explorer takes off his hat and boots. He drops the map, a few new trails marked by his own hand.
*Video for the winning story should be live by early to mid-August.