So, I’m having a random RANT right now. I’m really angry and quite upset and want to know what everyone else thinks of this.
Recently, my editing and publicity business has really taken off. I have been helping some amazing authors spread the word about their books and Bloodhound Books and my lovely independent authors are keeping me very busy in terms of editing.
I’m loving it.
I am, however, loosing reading time and as such, I have had to really reduce the number of reviews I am doing and I am slowly making my way through my TBR commitments, but it’s a slow task at the moment. No one is complaining about that, I am taking part in publisher organised blog tours, mainly with content posts and reviews where I can.
I started feeling really guilty about this, for no other reason than I want my blog to be sharing more book love than I can do myself.
So, yesterday, I decided to offer authors guest post spaces on my blog. They can write about anything they want (nothing too gruesome and no overly gratuitous erotica) and I will post it and share it around for them.
I personally thought that was quite a nice thing to do.
I woke up this morning to find that in one of the groups, someone has commented telling me that ‘it will be to my advantage to move to a self-hosted website as people won’t want to appear on my free blog’.
Why is a self-hosted blog any better or worse than mine?
Does this actually matter to people?
I’m pretty annoyed right now. My blog is my baby, I have spent hours and hours working on it, promoting authors on it and helping spread the book love.
Is it all pointless as my opinion on things isn’t valid because I don’t pay for my site?
Does anyone actually read what I write or is it all just ignored because my address contains .wordpress.????
Shall I just shut it down now??
Feeling very despondent about my poor blog right now.