Working Titles is now on Facebook.
Last night I received an incredibly kind comment on the blog I just wrote. My initial reaction was, “Holy shit, was that meant for me?” And then I read it six times. It was from someone I didn’t know. We have a mutual friend on Facebook who has shared some of my writing. Through him she found my blog and has been a follower of mine for about a year. I recognized her name when I saw the comment because you tend to become familiar with others through mutual comments on friends’ posts. I also remembered seeing an 80s prom picture of the two of them, but I had no idea she was following my blog. It’s surprising to me when I find out that people I don’t know are reading what I write. I tend to think it’s just my family and friends, or my 40 Days of Writing group.
I started my blog because I love to write. Personal essays, stories, and a bit of poetry are what come easiest to me. Because I didn’t really have a vision for the blog, I never tried to promote it or make any money off of it. It was just my little space to put words down and I enjoy sharing my words.
This heartfelt comment got me thinking. Perhaps I should promote my blog. At the moment, I have 33 followers. Of those 33, 21 are other bloggers, most of whom I do not know. The other 12 are email followers, 7 of whom I do not know. So, perhaps promoting it and acquiring more readers will give me the kick in the ass I need to pick up that book I started.
I’ve never created a Facebook page for my blog because something inside me said my blog just wasn’t worthy. Popular blogs tend to have a theme. I feel like my blog is just a hodgepodge of stuff all over the map. I’ve been under the impression that it wouldn’t interest people that didn’t actually know me.
And maybe there won’t be that much interest, but I’m willing to give it a try. I’m willing to make it part of what keeps me writing. You can find my page here, and if you like my blog, you can “like” my page. See what I just did there? I’m promoting.
And a huge thanks to Jenean.