When I started blogging, I found I really enjoyed interacting with other bloggers. Unlike social media sites, complete strangers seemed to care what kinds of comments they were leaving. Their comments were aimed at starting conversations or connecting with a post and I loved that I could be talking with someone on the opposite side of the world and yet still be connecting over something as simple as how to make tea.
Partner that with my love of writing, and the idea came along to write multi-ending adventure stories that readers were encouraged to chime in on. This avoided the “click away” that would happen on longer stories posted on blogs (It’s hard to jump in the middle of someone’s novel that they’re sharing if you aren’t familiar with their writing to begin with) and still gave me the extra push to write consistently.
So for years I’ve mostly focused on adventure stories and I have a dedicated group of people who participate, which I love. But I’ve noticed something as I’ve been posting other things with the publication of Discarded Dragons. The comments I get on the adventure stories are fun, but not as personal. I miss the interaction from posts and comments that are more personal.
All this to say, I’ll still be writing adventures for my Thursday posts, but I’m going to aim for simple posts for Tuesdays. Something that shows a bit more of the me behind the writing. I’ve tossed around several ideas on what to name these posts but haven’t settled on anything yet. They’ll probably focus on life in general, on all the little things that inspire my writing to begin with. That’s It! That’s the title. All the Little Things.
Anyway, thanks for stopping by and I look forward to “talking” with you. Feel free to chime in here or on the adventures that post each Thursday. I love to hear from you.