I’ve been blogging for well over ten years in various forms: chatting about my word count, connecting with other writers, hoping someone somewhere would somehow discover me. It wasn’t until the beginning of 2016 that I decided this was incredibly naive and that I needed to change my strategy (and become my own super hero).
(Yes, I know, what took me so long? But I was also battling imposter syndrome and had no self-belief when it came to my writing.)
It has been fascinating to see the changes, over the last decade, as the internet evolved. There’s been the massive growth in blogs, changing from online diaries to professional brands, the huge rise in the visual and the different apps available to share content with social media. All being done from the comfort of your smart phone.
But what has amazed me more than anything is the the way many, many people are giving up regular, traditional jobs, to become online entrepreneurs.
At the end of 2015 I asked myself: what can I, as a writer, learn from them?