What have you done for me lately? Questions from your blog always seem to begin here. Attention must be drawn to your page or it shall wither and die like a spring flower in the midst of a major drought. Keywords must trip the tumblers of search engine mechanics which are driven by the tumblers in people’s minds.
Whatever the masses wish to read will direct their ‘search words’ to the engines that make or break your blog. In this world of pre-gratification (my idea that we are no longer instant gratification but have moved to a purchase mentality of buying what we think will gratify us in the near future), a fresh blog is like miracle grow. Your traffic will follow as long as you write on a subject in which others are interested.
Award winning stories, novels and poetry appear to be words that snag a percentage of the surfing public, thank goodness. My intent in this blog is partly to remind those of us who write that our blogs live and die by our attention or neglect. Far too many of our blogs languish under the strain of stale, out-dated postings that have long since run their course.
Remaining in the limelight, no matter how pale, requires effort. Hence I write another post for the Rogues Gallery Writers. Yes, we have a couple books out. Writing is Easy and More Writing is Easy. Both are excellent books. I don’t write this because I had a hand in them, I state the truth. The stories in these two books are more than worth the price paid, plus, the money a sale generates helps keep us on track to write more literature.
The Rogues also have individual books like Motherhood is Easy: as long as you have nothing else to do for the next 50 years by Rebekah Hunter Scott, Flight From Fear by Jeff Swesky, Crime Scene 3: New Jersey which contains writing by Nancy Quatrano and Fatherhood 101: Bonding Tips for Building Loving Relationships by Michael Ray King. Promoting these books becomes a must for each of the Rogues since book sales generate income which allows us to continue writing.
The next time you are in the market for some good reading, please consider the Rogues. I know this is shameless promotion, but good writing should see the light of day or the book light of night. We labor over our writing in the hopes that someday this effort will reach eager eyes and fertile imaginations – kindred spirits if you will – and inspire others to take up the craft of writing.
Every writer or group of writers need traffic. Spread the word – you want good writing? Check out the Rogues Gallery Writers!