The Labyrinth of Website-Building
It took me a good deal of time to set up my author website. I began work on my Wix page three years ago now - three years! I hardly have any memory of it. The confusion of the process, the wide range of menu lists and sensitive sections which kept sliding into each another... they must have messed up my brain so much it forgot to form a memory of the whole experience.
Now, three years later, after spending five hours of a gloomy, rainy Monday tweaking and fixing and experimenting, the website is finally ready to be launched into the world. yes, this will still be written a few days before the website goes live, so consider this blog post as a script from the past speaking to the future present.
You may ask yourself, and me (the virtual me, that is) if all this digital torture is necessary. As you probably may have reckoned, I have asked myself this too, and this is the verdict I have reached. Authors need to correspond with their readers. There needs to be a constant dialogue running both ways, a relationship of a sorts. Both parts have much to gain from this. Without readers, there would be no authors, and without authors, there would be no readers. We need to strengthen our connections, form new ones - essentially grow our network. In this age, that network is a digital one, and one of the most efficient communication platforms for this network is blog posts. This is the medium though which I can communicate directly with you. I will be sharing my thoughts and experiences on writing, what it's like to be a writer in a digital age, how a writer survives the digital maze, as well as classic old posts on writing tips/inspiration/writer's block etc... I don't want this blog to be a one-way word-vomit from my side, so please, feel free to leave a comment/reflection/criticism/greeting in the comment section below. And to share my website with your friends and family, of course. I seriously do appreciate any response you give me, it will make this virtual universe seem a bit smaller, and less lonely.
Thank you for your time.