It’s been kind of a weird week.
spent wasted a lot of time trying to fix my WordPress site. Self-hosting seemed like a great idea at the time, but there’s a huge learning curve for noobs like me when things go wonky.
Plug-in conflicts and updates can totally mess up what was working before. So yeah, a lot of writing time was spent reading about scripts and stuff I still don’t really understand but it seems to be working better now thanks to the help of my hosting peeps.
That being said, I did get over 1,000 edited on one day and 500 the next, so there’s that.
I finished revising a short story I was working on and sent it out to a few members of my writing group for feedback. We are working on an anthology of humorous short stories. The proceeds will be going to the library where we hold our regular meetings. I received feedback from one writer already and he gave some great advice. More revisions will be in the works for next week.
Nada. My excuses are lousy. They range from distraction, to winter storms, sick kids and spending quality time with my husband.
I’ll do better next week.
Weather kept me from attending yoga class. Nasty winter storms followed by freezing rain and icy roads. It was a low key week for me. I didn’t get much exercise at all.
I did take Burger out to the dog park for a run on Friday morning, however. It was raining, but we dressed for it. It was mild and some of the snow and ice made walking easier. He needed the exercise and so did I!
With all the struggles trying to get my self hosted WordPress site to work with the Reader on WordPress.com, I began thinking about making the switch to WordPress.com.
My original plan for Inspiration Pie was my author platform in addition to providing book reviews, and just a way to interact with other bloggers. With all the time I spend on Inspiration Pie, I have less time to devote to writing my novel. I think simplifying things will help with that.
As far as author platform, I am rethinking that. I feel I need my own website, with my own name. An email subscription list for an audience who is interested my work, and not just following for the sake of following.
What do you think? Do you have a dedicated author platform? Do you think it’s necessary to build your target audience?
Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by!