A blog by an historian, Pagan and fanfiction writer, with left-wing leaning politics. In short, I could be waffling on about anything.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

One Year On...

It's been nearly a year since I last wrote anything here, and I'm sorry for that.

As a new writer, learning her way around the pitfalls and triumphs of on-line writing, I've been on a voyage of discovery. I've been building my little empire in cyberspace. It's grown in unexpected ways.

This time last year, I'd been writing for Suite101 and I'd just begun writing for Wizzley. The latter is where I've spent most of the last twelve months.

Suite101 seemed to disappear under the waves. An over reliance on Google practically sunk them, then Google turned against them. For much of the last year, I've barely earned a thing on my articles there. Then suddenly, in November, there was a big turn around. A revamped site, a different focus, and bam! My articles were going better than ever before. There's an author score, which I've seen steadily rising for me week after week. There are new channels, for which I've received several invitations (and accepted them). Without having written an article since last July there, I'm seeing a return.

It's put Suite101 back in the game.

Yet my heart had been stolen by Wizzley. I've practically no lifed my writing there, producing 372 articles by year's end. The community are lovely. The advice has been like attending writing school. My confidence and competence have grown exponentially.

By the end of the year, I was making decent money. I was practically owning the front page (popular articles). I had a lot of Editor's Choice Awards. It was all going well.

In addition to all of this, I've been building a store on Zazzle. It's called Beautiful Britain and includes photographs that I'm taking all over my country. That too is growing steadily.

Now it's 2013 and who knows what the year will bring. Happy New Year all.

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