Not so much in this fast-paced, technology-driven world. With constant tweets, likes, pokes, hearts, and the wide variety of other instant pits of time wasting social gathering media, it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. What are those trees you ask? Followers, followers my dear friends.
All of those would be readers just waiting to be plucked from cyberspace, looking, or craving for that next tale that just has this unique voice that speaks to them.
So– now we have our trees, but what are we building?
Our brand. Our platform. I don’t know about all of you, but this for me is the hardest part of wanting to be a writer. I can’t seem to find my niche, my place in the fantasy world. Where do I fit? Does it matter if I really fit? (Probably not.) But if I can’t find a fit, will I be able to build a following and actually get people excited to read my stuff?
I know what you’re thinking, and NO, I don’t obsess over this. But it’s something that we should all probably think about as we head into the Facey-whats-its, and the twitters, and the instapixs. Yes, their names will probably change in six months because let’s face it– six months in cyberspace is like the blink of an eye really.
But I guess what all that boils down to is if you build it– will they really come? How are all of you fairing in the building of your own little empires that could?
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