Wednesday, 1 September 2010

A Short Story!

Today I posted a new short story on my web site, I've called it, Carla. I add short stories from time to time to add more interest to my web site and hopefully to encourage more new visitors too. But, and this is a big but, do I now add the same short story to my Blog page?

I decided last month that maybe a Blog page would be nice to have, and so far I have to say, it is great. Despite the earlier misgivings, I am enjoying my Blog page and the interaction with all your lovely comments. But I want to keep both my web site updated daily with my Jottings and of course my Blog page updated regularly too!

So far I have noticed that some visitors only look at my web site, whilst others only look at my Blog page....mmmmmm what to do!

So dear readers, followers and friends, you tell me. Do I also add my short story here, or just tell you about it and then you click and visit my web site and read my story!

I will now go away and carry on editing my 98,000 words of my third book whilst I await your thoughts!

Until then, have a fabby time!

8 comments:

Shirley Wells said...

I'd post things on both the blog and web site. At least you can copy and paste. :)
I'm the same in that some people read the web site and some the blog. However, far more people visit my blog. I'm not sure why that is.

debutnovelist said...

Hello Pauline
People who like to follow your news will come to the blog rather than the website, but I wouldn't expect to read a whole story in one blog post unless it was a) very short or b) done in episodes. Anyway I don't think you have to have the story in two places. Just do a blog post with a link in it to the story, or add a more permanent link to your sidebar - or both. Alternatively, just do as you please!
AliB

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi Shirley thanks for your thoughts, it's a dilema because you don't want to miss anyone and at the same encourge visitors to return!
Hope all is going great with you and Presumed Dead! x

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi debutnovelist, thanks for calling and by and also for your idea, I just might give that a try. As I said to Shirley, it's trying to keep all your visitors coming back time and time again.

Thanks and please pass by again. x

Debs said...

I don't think it matters is you don't post it on your blog as long as you include a link to the short story within the post.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi Debs Thanks for your advise, I think this is the best way as my short stories can be a couple of thousand words.
Hope all is great with you. x

Talli Roland said...

I say put it here too! One less click to make... yes, I'm lazy!

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi Talli Thanks for calling by, thing is it is around 2,000 words. If next one is shorter will add her too. x