This month, Lydia asks:
Outside of your writing friends, do other people (work, family, friends) know you blog? What do they think of it? Have you ever been hit with a, ”Hey! I read your blog today!” from someone you never expected to read it?
FANTASTIC question, Lydia!
When I first started writing (over 3 1/2 years ago now!), I didn’t tell anybody. Back then, I wasn’t sure where my writing was going. I had dreams, of course, but really it was a way to destress, do something creative, and it was FUN!!!!
Then I joined QueryTracker’s forum and met a bunch of fantastic people! With time, I became comfortable enough to start this blog. It was slow going at first, but as the months passed it developed into what you see today.
My blog posts are connected to Twitter and Facebook and since I’ve friended some co-workers, friends, and family there, they’ve seen the links. Much to my surprise and delight, my blog has spread from writer friends to people in my “real life” circle.
It’s been nice to see them “like” a post and even comment on them!
What’s more, they whole-heartedly support my endeavors. They send “*hugs* and chocolate” when I get a rejection and they send “CONGRATULATIONS! and SQUEEEs!!!” when I announce accomplishments.
Even better, it’s hard for me to go a day to two without someone asking me about my book and my short story!
How about you? Any non-writerly peeps find your blog?