I’m back

I haven’t posted here in a while and it feels as though the world has radically changed recently. I have been rethinking this space and what I want to achieve with it. My thinking has been changing constantly recently, in light of recent events.

One thing’s for sure: I’m coming back.

I need this space more than you need my words – I am aware and completely OK with that.

I had made some changes before my hiatus and started writing more personal essay-type posts, which will probably continue. I don’t know anything else beyond that.

I’ve decided to be less active on social media, especially when it comes to promoting what I write here. I feel a need to regroup and not think about promotion as much. I’ve also gained a different perspective on what it means to build an audience as a writer. This means I’ll be changing my approach, which may or may not be obvious to the outside.

One of these changes is that I’ve begun using Instagram, and I must say that I am thoroughly enjoying it, much more than other social media outlets. Check me out here. It’s actually the best place to find me.

There is so much I want to say, but I do not know where to start. It’ll come to be. I’ll start by saying this: I’m back.

10 thoughts on “I’m back

  1. Welcome back!
    I have been on and off since May, but I did realise that things grew quieter once you loved your blog.
    I hope you are well and that we’ll not fall too much back into the hiatus hole.

  2. I actually like Instagram the most, too. And I hear ya on just wanting to writing and not having that promotion feeling overtake you. I struggle with that, too.

    Glad you’re back.

    Tara

    1. Thanks, Tara. I got a completely new perspective on promotion. I don’t actually have anything to promote just yet. I’m still working on my first novel. So I’ve decided that I’m going to do my thing and not worry about promotion at all. Somethings will happen organically and then I can focus on promotion once I actually have a book much closer to being released. This approach is such a relief.

  3. Rats. I just chose Pinterest over Instagram. But…who knows. We’ll see. Anyway, good to see you, Ula. Welcome back to the big, bad blogosphere. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Sarah. I’ve been using Pinterest for several years now and I don’t love the changes they introduced. I’ve noticed I’ve started using it differently and much less since then. I’m sure that can be said about all social media at some point. They all start as one thing and then change to actually make money. I feel like Instagram has a chance of working for me because it feels genuine and I can really express myself. We’ll see how I’ll feel about it later.

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