Dying to Write
Today is the first day I got a domain name for my site. I suppose “dying to write” is hugely exaggerated, but I picked it because it sounds funny and it’s morbid.
My biggest concern is whether my blog should cover fiction writing exclusively. I do a lot of non-fiction writing too, and have a hard time staying in one lane. What happens if I blend both? I don’t want to alienate audiences with irrelevant content. If I categorize posts cleanly and have banners and sections for people to find content easily, will that do the trick?
I would like to remain semi-anonymous: I will not tell anybody in real life about this site, and word will spread exclusively through my online profile. This way, my motivation becomes mostly a non-factor. If I lose my job for some reason, tips and donations go right back into hosting and maintenance costs.
I’m not truly anonymous because I’ve already signed a contract linking my pen name to my legal name. If I sign more writing contracts in the future to submit short stories or novellas, all it takes is a data breach at any company to reveal my personal info. kek.
I’ve made several updates to my website.
- I made the Blog page more in-line with what you’d expect from a blog.
- The “About Me” section is short and sweet, although there’s a big gap where it looks like something should be there and I got nothing. Eventually I’ll fill the hole.
- There’s a tag cloud.
- The overall formatting is more consistent, and links should be more readable. Hopefully I don’t regret the strange choice of colors.
- For the homepage, I went ham with the accordion photo gallery. It’s a fullscreen, desktop-only experience, but that’s fine. The mobile version simply lists the categories out.