Exactly one month ago, I decided to do away with my website and go with a blog only. Thanks to all my wonderful readers who gave me their opinions and insight into their experiences. They were split about half and half on having both or having a blog only.
After a month, I thought I'd share my verdict of how it's going. Let's start with numbers. I have more than doubled the number of followers on my blog and have more comments than ever. Page visits for my blog this past month have been triple the usual number of visits I averaged on my website.
When I decided to do away with my website, I also set a goal for myself to keep my blog active with frequent posting and also to set aside time to visit other blogs. It's also so easy to change the design on my blog compared to making changes on my website. In a few weeks I'm going to add another page to my blog to promote an upcoming release. What's not to love about blogging?
I know from the previous discussion some more of your were thinking of going blog only. Did anyone else dump their website?
Thanks to everyone who gave me advice and shared their experiences. I'm learning more every day. I'm grateful to all my new followers and especially those who stop by here often to comment.
Now if only I could keep up with Facebook and Goodreads. Twitter only receives my attention on rare occasions though I usually find lots of links to follow when I do go there. So now that I settled my blog decision my next question, oh wise audience, is what other social networking tools so you deem worthy of your time? Facebook? Twitter? Goodreads? LinkedIn? Others?