I tend to break rules.
Always have, probably always will and, oh boy, it gets me into trouble wherever I go. One of the rules I was told when I first started blogging was ‘stick to one subject and cater for a particular kind of audience’. I thought I could do that – Bangladesh; simple; right?
I don’t just write about Bangladesh but about Britain too (because I’m British, go figure) and about being a writer, and a teacher, and musician, and scientist…you get the drift. I don’t stick to one subject. At least this gave me the excuse that this is the reason the wordpress team haven’t ‘pressed’ me and made my blog amazingly famous for five minutes. Nothing to do with any writing skill…
But such diversity, whilst not attracting hundreds to my blog, does have one wonderful, wonderful benefit; something I love in ‘real life’ just as much as one in the virtual. And that is I gain a diverse number of followers and readers. You lot come from all over the world and every kind of background and belief.
And some of you are fellow writers.
It is with those of you who are (or who dream of being one) that I offer you this post as something to read and contribute to:
I came across it thanks to a lovely woman who works helping writers to find work. You can read her blog here: http://chopeclark.com/blog/ She’s a lovely lady and I recommend her newsletters too. You can find her on Facebook as well. She really is lovely!
Anyway, this post by Writers In The Storm has the rather cool idea they call “Promote and Pimp”! The idea is you promote your blog, articles, books – anything as long as it is writing connected – and then ‘pimp’ or praise somebody else’s writing, blog, book or whatever.
I like that.
The sense of helping each other out, it just has that Random Act of Kindness feel to it that might, just might make the world a slightly better place to live in. My writing friends – enjoy the post. I hope it helps you, your writing and those you want others to know about too.
Best wishes 🙂
PS – in case you’re wondering and can’t read my comment on the post itself yet, I promoted this blog (of course!) and pimped the books of an old friend of mine – Elizabeth Haynes who really is a fantastic writer! Check out her work 🙂