I finally made the big move. After utilizing Blogger for the past four years as my author blog, Coming Down the Mountain (where I have over 1000 followers and 4000 views a month), I’ll now blog here (where I have 29 followers and about 100 views a month).
Probably not a smart move. But I have my reasons–
1. Scattered online presence. Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, website– these are all the places I connect with people. Each one takes time and I need to focus, be less scattered, write more books.
2. I like to write in more depth about my interests in family, food, relationships, how people deal with issues of time and money. I’ll post once a month and give it some thought. On Blogger, the key is to post a lot, comment a lot and attract followers. I’m over that.
3. Most of my followers on the other blog are writers interested in issues related to book publishing. I’ll still post there as an editor, thus keeping Karen the writer separate from Karen the editor. Again, less scattered, more focused.
4. I’ve always wanted to write a book of essays on family life. Why not try them out first as blog posts on my website?
No, it may not be a smart move but I go with my heart and this is where it’s leading me. I have a plan and I’m excited about getting started!