I was lucky enough to be featured again on Freshly Pressed over the weekend – courtesy of my last blog post on Marmite Moments: Writing Good Sex. So first off, it’s a big thank you to the Freshly Pressed crew for singling me out again.
Getting Freshly Pressed gives a big boost to little blogs like mine. Last time, I went from readership in single figures to over 1,400 hits in one day alone, and several hundred new subscribers. This time, A Writer’s Notepad has seen around 1,200 hits since late Saturday night – and from the last time I know, that’s early days in terms of numbers.
The biggest delight of all is that so many new people have joined the conversation, by commenting on this post and others. It’s weirdly fun, to engage with people all over the world, from all sorts of perspectives, and simply share a few lines of comment, empathy or opinion in a warm and social environment. It’s a bit like a bunch of friends settling down on the flumpy sofas at their favourite coffee house and having a chat – if that’s not too much of a raging cliché these days.
So my other thank-you is to you. If you’ve found my blog in the last few days and joined in by commenting, or just followed, or even just popped by to see what’s going on – I thank you! You are what makes blogging… fun.
In case you’re interested, I also have a Facebook author’s page – yes, budding authors can just about get away with this. So if you’re a friend of Facebook, find your way there and ‘like’ if you will. There’s a Twitter feed too – both are signposted in the right hand column. It’s all about writing because that’s my passion.
I hope you enjoy my novice writer’s journey, my writerly angst and the odd off-piste moment that finds its way on to the blog. Don’t be shy either – it’s great to get comments and I read and respond to all.