As some of you who have been with me since the beginning of this blog know, I used to post spontaneous articles, then poetry every day, then every other day, and finally to where I am now: twice a week.
Two posts a week seemed like so little. I was convinced it was not enough to retain an audience and I was hesitant to try it and lose what I had worked so hard to build.
I tried twice-a-week postings with the mentality that it would give each post its own time in the spotlight. It could be read and appreciated for several days before a new post would take its place.
And it worked! When I started posting twice a week, I really began to grow.
I have changed fonts and themes and, while I love this theme, I am trying out a new font. Have you noticed?
I began to use vibrant photos from Unsplash instead of small and cheap images pulled from Google, where copyrights are often unclear.
Experimenting helped set the tone for what you see now. What you see now was built from experimentation. You must experiment to reach your vision. Even with a vision, it takes constant change to find that point of satisfaction.
Do not be afraid to dig up that header you have hated for the past week, change a font that bothers you, heck, change your theme colors! You never know what you will find under old layers.
That is what blogging is about; experimenting until you find the look and feel and schedule that works for you. I experiment here freely now. And, since I know it takes experimenting to find what works, when I began my Patreon page, I experimented and am still experimenting to find the embodiment of my vision.
Want to know what I have been up to on Patreon?
I ran a special offer. I gained my first patron. I experimented with poetry and posts and musings, the latest being Writing Joke Pet Peeves.
Through the experimentation process, I found I am more likely to share writing-related articles and tips I pen on Patreon rather then on the blog.
I have not yet dug a plot for such pieces to reside here. While I could quite easily incorporate such a section, I doubt such pieces would be regular. There is space for plenty here, as you know, but writing musings, weird as it may seem, do not call to be included.
I thought at first I might include my writing musings in the Poetic Pen Tier, where exclusive poetry flows forth by way of a unique graphic format but, by way of yet another experimentation, I created a new Tier that holds the key to my patron-only feed, where I want to share writing musings people interested in other Tiers may not want to encounter.
Hence my decision to share them as a neat extra on my Patreon page.
For the price of a creamy latte, these delicious extras can decorate your inbox! Sound like something you are after?
Come on over and explore Nin Chronicles on Patreon! Your support is greatly appreciated and, for your convenience, monthly pledges can be cancelled and customized any which way.
Hoping to see you there!
May the words flow!
Photo by Giulia Bertelli on Unsplash