Another leap. We invited more published authors to guest on our Saturdays and revamped our monthly Genre-ista topics to be more reader focused than writer focused.
Since we see this other blog as a sister site, we decided (with Genre-ista agreement) to go with Romance From The Genre-istas. Our tag line is “Free Fiction Reads For Your Enjoyment”. We also decided to start out with Flash Fiction (less than 1500 word stories) with a Valentine’s Day theme.
While this may not seem like much, for someone who still has residual techno-phobia issues, this is HUGE! And it has BIG rewards. Because I’m an integral part in setting up Romance From The Genre-istas, I’m more of a partner than I was before. The fear that if Sarah wasn’t available and something Bad happened to the blog, we’d go down or up in flames and smoke has dissipated.
And when you stop by Romance From The Genre-istas on 02/11/2012, read our Flash Fiction Free Reads, and are entertained I’ll have to get a larger hat size!
Leaping into the Void of technology has been terrifying at times (what if I click and the whole site goes down); amazing (I’m gaining name recognition); frustrating (there are days Blogger doesn’t like me and I’m better off going for a walk, having a hot cup of tea, and doing something else); exhilarating (our RTG launch went off without a hitch); humbling (we’ve over 15,000 visits and over 2500 comments) but most of all, it’s been rewarding. I’ve conquered my fear of blogging; conquered my fear (mostly) of the internet; and am looking forward to creating a website for another of my endeavors.
What leap have you taken that has transformed your life?