Today is my first post after joining the Insecure Writers Support Group. IWSG was founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh to help support writers worldwide. I have met the most wonderful fellow writers through this group and would highly recommend it to any writer who ever suffers from writing insecurities or would like to offer support to those who do.
This month has been very positive and productive in terms of my writing. I have thoroughly enjoyed waking up each morning and putting words on paper. It did falter slightly after receiving another rejection but with the support of family, friends and bloggers, I quickly recovered and didn’t ponder on it too much.
My main insecurity this month has to be my blog. I love my writing blog and am immensely grateful to my regular visitors. Reading and answering thoughtful comments from fellow writers and supporters makes my day and quite often I am laughing out loud (a few glances are cast my way from my husband who thinks I’m nuts anyway). It gives me great pleasure to share my writing journey with others and to share others’ successes. I also enjoy visiting other blogs and encouraging fellow writers. So, how do I attract more followers?
I know time is short so I make my posts concise. I try to ensure my posts are authentic and interesting and even though I am not naturally blessed with technological know-how, I try to make my blog pleasing to the eye. Nevertheless, I would value advice on how to improve and increase my readership.
Wishing you all a happy and productive October and look forward to receiving your comments.
PS: Next week, I will be interviewing the lovely Karen Helene Walker. Her new novel, The Wishing Steps is out at the end of this month. It will be very exciting, so please join us for fresh coffee and my infamous chocolate cake.