Writer Creatively

March 6, 2008

Blog versus Publishing Site

Filed under: Uncategorized — bestrateguru @ 9:44 pm
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I’ve given a lot of thought to publishing my writing on a Blog like this versus a creative writing site like Booksie.com.  I think there are advantages to both:

Blog

Advantages

  • You own the site totally and can change the style, background, colors, etc.
  • You can place ads on your pages.
  • You can get your own domain – phillanuto.com.

Disadvantages

  • It’s hard to attract people to read your writing.
  • Creative work in not indexed well across the Web.
  • I have some ads up and don’t make much money off them so who cares about ads
  • I have to keep writing to attract peope to my Blog.

Writing Sites (Booksie)

Advantages

  • Instant audience.
  • The site is set up so that you can easily display your portfolio. It doesn’t have to be in chronological order.
  • Your work is indexed so that readers can easily find it.
  • There are kindred writers to interact with.
  • The site features the top work for even more exposure

Disadvantages

  • Inability to customize page.
  • Lack of some control
  • Url that is not totally personalized: booksie.com/phillanuto

My preference is to publish on Booksie and then link to work from Blogs like this.  I find I get most of what I want on a publishing site like it and I’ve sent a bunch of emails to the admins asking them to incorporate more Blog-like features.  Once they do, it will be an even easier decision.

You can view my Booksie page at:

 http://www.booksie.com/phillip_lanuto_iii

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1 Comment »

  1. hey, i have an account on booksie as well (tin2twinkling). it’s great because you have that number of people who can read your works without you having to worry about who will read them… but i agree that blogs are a good thing to have for linking them and having a little more chance of being looked up over the net.

    Comment by tintin08 — September 23, 2008 @ 2:50 pm | Reply


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