Another blog? I can hear the clicking of escape now. How many blogs, pages, sites, etc does one person need to have?
That’s a good question and unfortunately, one I’m not prepared or equipped to answer. If I had to guess I could say you can always have one more, since that seems to be my method. Whenever I think I’ve hit the ceiling of how many I need I seem to find a way to add at least one more site to the list of ever growing media that I keep chugging out.
Still in today’s world it’s hard to get your word, music, art or whatever creative endeavor you’re trying to get out in front of people. It’s a proven fact that today’s generation, and more than likely the previous generation too, have a shorter attention span. We can talk about a million and one reasons whey this is so, but it’s kind of like the snake eating its own tail. The media flashes by our eyes so quick now that it’s hard to stop and focus on anything for any length of time. Blink and you’ll miss it. It being just about anything nowdays, from something important to that new link to a comic story or that artist with a great new song.
So what’s the answer?
Put yourself out there in as many different ways as possible. If someone reads Facebook you want to be there so they can find you. If they only scroll through Tumblr you don’t want to miss out someone finding you there. I could go on and on here, but I think we all get the point. You want to put yourself out there as much as possible, in hopes that if someone sees any of these sites, posts, etc. it will lead back to what you want them to see.
I’m adding this site as sort of a hub to everything I do. I’ll post links to all my upcoming webcomics and when I update them. I’ll post to any other writings I’m doing and link to them. I’m also going to use this site to just write about whatever I feel like. It might be comics, it might be writing, it might be music, it might be anything that I find worth talking about.
Right now the sites I have are my Facebook site here. My Facebook writing site here. My twitter feed here. My Tumblr page here. My shop here. My music site (which is seriously in need of updating) here. And I’m not going to even list the old blogger blog I used to write in just about daily, but probably haven’t updated it in years. So that’s quite a few sites right there. I’ve actually pared down somewhat. I had another comic site and a site that I was using to look for artists. I also used to have a Facebook page for every comic I was working on, or was planning on working on, which was quickly growing. One thing that helped me realize is that I don’t need to be creating sites for comics that haven’t come out yet. Too often these things don’t work out and some of them might never come out. Also it takes a lot of updating with that many sites. When the comic series I’m working on at the moment come out (and I’m feeling pretty confident about a few of them) they will have their own website and I’ll be making posts there on days I’m not putting up pages, but when you add a Facebook page for the same site and want to contribute new material there. Well, it all just becomes too much. You can spend so much time updating your sites to publicize your work that you don’t have time to create the work itself. So pages like this and the overall writing Facebook page are where I’ll try to steer readers to updated sites and talk about whatever is on my mind.