NEWS FROM THE SHADOWLANDS
I've been doing this blog on DA for about 8 years now, since 2008. I'm pretty happy with the way it works. Emoticons are cool. It's a running record of things going on, and I believe it's much more interesting than any status updates I might ever post. (Let's face it, I'm not interesting enough to have status updates.)
Cat woke me up this morning. Same as every morning. I pushed her off the bed but the snooze button didn't work.
Walking to my car to drive to school. Yay.
Cold wind blowing in St. Paul. My fingers are cold.
Crossing campus. Should've wore a hat. Can't feel my eyeballs.
Anyway, I'm wondering what people know about Wordpress or Blogger. They seem to be the two big whigs when it comes to online writer's journals these days. Like I said, I still prefer to blog here - I'm familiar with the place and it seems low key - but as much as I love my readers here, there's only so much of you. I feel like I could post a duplicate journal (or even one slightly modified, like one without misprints or tyqos) and cast a larger net for interested readers.
(I know, most people don't have a lot of money, I get it. But writers have to make money too.)
When I first signed up with Beaver's Pond Press, I spoke with Milt (the owner) about loving writing. He reminded me, and I am reminded now that I think about him (he passed several years ago) that like all things, you should always love what you do and the money will follow. I love to write, but I don't have any money. Publishing a book with his company costs a lot of money.
Selling books makes money. Thus, I love my work, but I still need money. Love doesn't pay for food, lobster, pool tables or cat food. (Granted, I don't need lobster to survive, but a guy's gotta treat himself once in awhile.)
So does anyone frequent any blogs? I'm leaning toward Wordpress because it sounds more professional even at the free level (I can't afford to spend too much money on it, I'm already wasting enough money here and elsewhere) and I'd like to know what people are reading.