Thursday, September 5, 2019

My Blogger Hiatus


I decided to take a break on blogging for a couple of reasons. First, I only have so much writing in me. I’d rather apply my limited literary energy toward short stories and essays.

The second reason has more to do with platform than blogging itself. I still want to provide valuable information to my clients and friends. Posting on Blogger is OK, but I only get traction, readership, when I share the post to Facebook. Sometimes I hate this, but to many people Facebook is the internet. So, I’ve decided it’s best for me to just skip the Blogger step and post directly to Facebook.

There are other advantages. The Blogger to Facebook image sharing process has always been a hassle for me. The image has to be a precise size and Facebook has changed the requirements more than once. I had to add special code to my Blogger page in order for the images to go over correctly. Facebook handles links to the articles I want to highlight much better than Blogger. Facebook displays video better.

I’m not going to close this account because Facebook may change in ways that I won’t like. It will go dormant though (again).

If you're interested in information about the world of indie publishing, please follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kevin.moriarity.

I signed up for Medium, and plan on putting my essays and short stories there: https://medium.com/@kevinm56.

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