Post by HDSimplicityy on Aug 3, 2021 21:48:51 GMT -6
I am wrapping up... slowly... work on a brand new writing website. It shows my game writing samples, my bits of freelance writing, and About Me. I also have a blog section called Writing Updates. How often is it ideal to post when you are writing other things, have a day job, a life....? I thought every two weeks for actual novel progress, and three for anything else, or longer time. Perhaps once a month is a good starter. I don't really want to write a backlog, and I don't want to burn out writing literally everyday for it.
Ugh, so the advice I've heard is to post something at least once a week. More if you can. But it's so HARD to maintain unless it's a scheduled part of a routine.
Meh, I've had varying success with this. I tell myself, "I'm ready to blog! I'm going to blog twice a week!" Aaaand I manage to do so for about two weeks before life comes along and blogging shifts to the backburner.
Yea I'd say weekly as well, if that's something you can maintain. But if not, then I think the most important thing is consistency. So, if once a month is something you could reasonably do without burning out then I say start there. It's better to begin with something that's doable. I have the tendency to start off with too large of a goal and like Raveneye burn out quickly. Try not to be like us.
Post by HDSimplicityy on Aug 4, 2021 23:11:52 GMT -6
Ill try monthly for initial consistency, then adjust accordingly. I take what I put in the Encouragement thread, rewrite it, and combine with ideas I am already using to start these. With freelance writing resuming soon, and a pitch I want to send to game journalism websites, I doubt two or three times a week will work for now. I also have other life... call them upgrades... I want to take steps toward. Isn't that many smaller posts every week at the point of filler posting?
Nonetheless... this is a way to grow an audience and get potential jobs. I dont know if anyone else has landed career related work using a website, but I need it for displaying my portfolio.
Smaller posts, yeah. I suggest keeping the posts as short as possible. If you have some longer content, try breaking it up into parts. And stick an image in there. People like pictures. And short to-the-point content.
Ugh, I have a terrible tendency to be long-winded in my posts. Though, I'm betting that's a problem a great many writers face.
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HDSimplicityy: Tonight I learned that critiquing other peoples' critiques is not a custom in some groups. Is that even true? I did it in school and I think we do that here.
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HDSimplicityy: I mean clarifying your writing
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