It’s been a while since I used my blog on a regular basis. It’s something I miss and something I will need to get back into doing, for a number of reasons.
- It gives me an outlet for things I need to say.
- This is a place for longer thoughts than Facebook or Twitter.
- It’s where people learn about me – specifically about what’s happening in my life.
This is one of the steps I need to take as I work to realize a dream I’ve had since I was in middle school, publishing works I’ve written.
When it comes to an author’s website, it’s not just a place to find a list of things that person has written or where to buy those works. I know I, as a reader, go to an author’s website to get to know that author, to interact with with that person. For those creators I have actually interacted with via social media, I find that I respect them more, that I have more interest in both their work and them as people. They’ve taken time out of their busy lives to reply to something I’ve said via Twitter or Facebook. As a reader, I find that amazing, in the true sense of the word. This person, who I have may have not actually met, has started a conversation with me, a single person in what must be a huge chorus of voices on the social media of those people. I save those notifications that I’ve been recognized and acknowledged. They mean something to me.
As I work toward this dream of being someone who has published stories, I want to take that with me. I want to be that type of person. The one who reads her social media, recognizes that I wouldn’t be anywhere without the people who read the stories, and gives back to those readers.
Many thanks to a few of those people who have given me those moments. Go interact with them on Twitter. They are some seriously good people. Oh, and if you haven’t read or seen their work, do that, too.
(Oh, and if you are looking for me…. @erynies)