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DEJA VU

November 10, 2021

            You would think after all this time and 573 articles later, it would be hard to come up with something new to write about. After haunting the multiple Facebook forums for years now, I think of the same ole same ole questions that come up every day, sometimes the same question from different people twice…three times in the same day. It’s like people jump onto a forum and don’t bother to read any of the posts and just post their question.

            Part of that could be that there’s no way to index anything in the forums. They’re just not built that way.

            I have enough trouble with my weekly Saturday updates for each of my book sites. They are a real pain to post in Facebook. Not user friendly at all.

REPEAT ARTICLES

            Those of you that have been following me a long time (I’ve been around in a web presence since 2012), must have noticed all my “revisited” articles. I try to wait at least a year or two before I repeat or revisit anything.

            It’s not out of laziness, but because the subject keeps coming up over and over again, and when it’s really hot, I feel it’s time to bring it up again. This may help attract new visitors to my web site (duh, marketing people), but also to help new writers. That is, after all, half the reason I do these articles.

            While I’ll admit I’m no best-selling author, in 26 years at this passion, I have gained just a tad of experience going through the ropes. With four published books under my belt, traditionally published books, I’ve learned a few tidbits and with my platform, which every author needs, why not pass on what I know?

IT’S WORTH REPEATING

            All advice is worth repeating to new eyes.

            I get new followers every week. It’s not like hundreds, but I get one or two here and there and to me, that’s a success.

            Whether any of you actually read this stuff I don’t worry about. It’s out there in the ether and there for posterity. Maybe space aliens or someone in the future will stumble across it someday and glean something useful out of it if you all don’t in the here and now. That’s fine with me.

            When I spot something on the forums, or in my rumblings around town or in my head or dealings with writing in general that I deem worthy of repeating, you all will be the first to know. If it’s a rehash, or déjà vu then so be it. It may remind you of something you forgot. You never know.

            You remember the phrase, “It bears repeating”?

            Happy writing!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2021 2:58 am

    I’m fairly new to this (I self published one novel recently), so I appreciate the repeats.

    • November 18, 2021 2:13 am

      I.V. Thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback.

      All the best!

      Fred

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