Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Looks like I'll use this, until I don't.

Over the years I've made a few abortive starts at blogging. No, I won't tell you where most of them are because I've forgotten most of the details - and in a couple of cases I'm not sure I want to own up to them anyway. They typically got a few posts, then got forgotten about.
There were a few things that contributed to that. A chronic lack of interesting things to say, for one. No feedback, for another. No real purpose for the trifecta. I have a few interesting thoughts about areas related to my job, but it's probably best not to blog about most of those for a number of reasons.

Fast-forward a few years... I find myself laying out a book, organizing cover art, looking at print-on-demand printing and distribution options, helping to build an author web presence... fast-forward a little further and I'm heavily involved in marketing and promotion. Seems I might have something interesting and useful to say, after all - comments on why a particular POD publisher was chosen for a particular edition, how easy it was dealing with a local printer for a short Australian digital print run, why for Australians Kobo Rocks but B&N are too hard to deal with, that kind of thing.

So, here I go again, starting to make a few comments on another blogging platform. Only, this time I might actually have something to say. Time will tell.