The fact that my blogging has diminished to a trickle hasn’t escaped my notice.
The reason that my blogging has diminished to a trickle is not so obvious.
I think most writers can understand my dilemma.
In the academic world, “publish or perish” is king. Or queen.
In the world of an independent writer seeking publication, it gets a little tricky.
The fact is that if one is participating in journal submissions or composing essays for writing contests, one rule supersedes them all.
“Contributions/entries may not have been previously published in any format including blogs.”
It’s an entirely fair rule. I get that. No one wants to publish second-hand goods.
I’ve decided that maybe I can continue blogging with content that falls into another category. Not significant enough to submit to a journal. Not prize-worthy.
Definitely not politics, and not ranting. Just interesting food for thought.
Watch this space.