WordPress reminded me that I’ve been blogging for ten years this week. I don’t know where the time has gone.
It’s been a tumultous decade. In that time I have made some wonderful blogging friends, some of whom have been around since early in my blogging career, and who I’m still in contact with, including in many cases outside the blog-o-sphere – variously by email and in several cases in person. That is very, very cool.
Aside from that, over the decade I’ve been blogging, I’ve also:
- written 19 books (for a total of 61 so far);
- retrieved 33 of my back-list publishing licenses from Penguin Random House;
- organised the re-release of 10 titles from that back-list, by other publishers;
- published 2,085 blog posts;
- published a lot of feature articles and literary book reviews, which are listed on my website: http://matthewwright.net/?page_id=13 – and I can’t be bothered counting.
- And I had to cope with the fact that WordPress produced what seem to be about 3,995,202 interface changes (including one as I write this), making blogging a constant learning curve relative to the tools. I know it’s well-intentioned, but I have to confess to a certain annoyance over the loss of productivity.
Where to now? Of late I’ve been hard-pressed to get in more than a single blog post a week. Time is a scarce commodity these days. All of which suggests it’s time to say goodbye. But actually, the information age and technology of social media – of which blogging is a part – has opened up ways for humanity to engage with each other, globally, in new ways. It’s important as a vehicle of expression.
I’m wondering about switching to a premium package – getting rid of the ads and opening up some other design options. I’m wondering about starting podcasts. Because, hey, I had voice training upon a time. All of it has to be wedged in and around the demands of full-time writing. We’ll see. Any thoughts?
Meanwhile, it’s been ten years of blogging. And that’s due to you, my friends. Thank you! So here’s to the next decade, and more good discussions.
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