The last few days, I’ve been hard at work trying to get #6 and #28 checked off my list of goals for 2023. #6 is setting up a more down-to-business website that is aimed more at readers than at other writers. #28 is getting the mailing list of my dreams set up with an actual grown-up mail provider. They’re closely connected goals.
Reprobate Typewriter is amazing… but it’s gotten pretty bulky. I don’t really want to end it… but I could see how a reader could be overwhelmed by the **mumble mumble** years worth of posts here. So, the other website is going to be publishing info, only with an updates-only blog. It’s a responsible adult website.
I believe I shall sallie forth and don my gray flannel suit and tie. Sales? Why yes. Up two and a quarter. Mailing list? steady. DNS propagation? 83%. Hollywood will have to resurrect Fred MacMurray to play me in the inevitable biopic. That’s how responsible the other website is going to be.
If you want to hear how the rest of my life is going, or commiserate over the hard work that goes into this… it’s still going to be here. This is going to be the more social of the two websites. Probably the more fun, if you happen to be a reader or a hardcore fan.
The other site is going fairly well, considering that I have no idea what I’m doing, half the content is still on my goals list, and I tend to get a little longwinded when I’m explaining what I write. (It’s about flying space eunuchs, darling. No really. FLYING.)
I don’t think it’s ready for primetime, yet, but I’m getting close to where I can go beg my writers’ group to go look at it.
Wish me luck.