I recently posted a comment on a page regarding casting my net, finding readers, creating a following. The struggle with blogging or writing books has a lot to do with finding your audience and building that platform. I am a confident writer. I know that I have a lot to say and share, truly I feel like I write in a way that the everyday reader could follow along and find interest in my words. That confidence is what propels me to continue when my audience currently is small.
Why not share it with those in my circle? Surly there has to be someone who would enjoy it.
The fact of the matter is, most of those in my friend group/family aren’t avid readers. I know a lot of people who want to show their support, however that support doesn’t usually include actually reading my content. I’m not complaining about it, I’m just stating the fact. Support looks differently to different people. I have been guilty of it myself. I’ve liked something that was shared just because they shared it, without looking into what it was they were talking about in the past. I try to stay away from doing that nowadays. If I believe in what you are “selling” then I will buy into it with my time. If I have no interest, I won’t give the false sense that I do.
How will I find my audience?
I am still trying to figure that out. I’ve joined many groups, (promotional and support) and I am trying to network a bit. This all takes time and I’m aware of that. Being aware doesn’t take away from the fact that numbers of your progress are always visible and it can be disheartening at times. One day I will find my audience or they will find me. Until that happens, I’ll be a good worker bee and keep trekking along, writing and posting as it is my passion and that part doesn’t feel like work.