I’d Rather Do It Myself

I’m not stubborn and I don’t have any pride. I just want to do things my way. I’m trying to learn all the ins and outs of creating a writer platform on social media. I know I need to keep up with every website there is. I know I need to keep up with my e-mail or I’ll be overwhelmed with helpful information and a dozen webinars to watch each week.

I understand the importance of following others, sharing blogs and posts, and re-blogging and supporting other authors and bloggers. After all, we are a community. We need each other. That includes me.

I also need to keep up with my writing.

Help! I need a manager. But what if my manager doesn’t understand the importance of all of these things? What if he/she tells me to just write and ignore all the other stuff for now?

Oh, no. I’ll lose my friends. I’ll get behind in my e-mail. I’ll get behind in my blog and lose followers.

Not to mention the things I’ll forget to do.

Is it fear? Or is it pride? Maybe it’s just plain stubbornness.

 What is the answer? My husband is very logical and intelligent. He knows me better than anyone else (and loves me anyway). He wants to see me succeed. The decision I came to should have been made years ago. I asked him to manage my writing and the business that goes with it.

 My blogging will be limited to once a week until the book is finished. I trust him and his judgment. He has waited a long time for me to let go of the reins and listen to his wisdom. It will be a great adventure.

Where Have All My Friends Gone?

I’m not sure what’s happening here. I try to post something at least once a week, although lately I’ve done a lot more re-blogging, trying to support other writers/bloggers while I try to come up with some fresh material. And, this being election season creates a lot of worries for conservatives like me, so I’ve posted a few conservative political/religious posts. But my followers aren’t commenting and I’m scratching my head and wondering what to do.

I posted a writing challenge which received no response.

I’ve been responding to the posts of others.

Please tell me what you’d like to see here.

I try to post helpful hints when I find them (such as health from mindbodygreen)

If I continue to get no response I may give up blogging. Maybe I’m just not good at it.

Goodbye For Now

This is hard for me to do. I enjoy hearing from all of you who send me emails and follow my blog, twitter and other social media. But I get 200 emails a day and I feel guilty if I don’t at least acknowledge them. Deleting even ten percent is quite time consuming, leaving me little time and energy to work at my own writing and keep up with my blog.

So it is with regret that I am unsubscribing from some of you. I will from time to time still look at your blogs and try to catch up on some of what I know I will have missed. I hope you understand. I will miss those who are being unsubscribed, but hopefully it will be just until I’m ready to get my next book on the market.

May the Lord bless and keep you, make His face to shine upon you, and give you peace.

Aleta Kay