You might wonder, sometimes, if the IWSG is for you. There have been times when I have. Why am I bothering? I’d think, I don’t really feel that insecure, and Actually neither do a lot of these other people…
Well, here’s what it has got me:
Back when my blog was a mere fledgling twinkle in cyberspace, it gave me a purpose in blogging at least once a month.
Visiting other blogs gave me practice in talking to other writers online. Often, we can be too polite, and even though we might read someone’s post, we won’t like to say anything because we don’t really know them. A blog hop like this encourages interaction and, over the last few years I’ve blossomed from a terrified vanilla blogger to the chatty waffler you see now.
As a result of the IWSG and a couple of other online groups, I’ve made contacts around the world that people in my hometown writing group don’t have.
If you’re new to this, you need patience. These things don’t fall into your lap all at once; You talk to people and some will talk back. Gradually you realise that you have ‘regulars’. Eventually, what started out as speaking alone into the void becomes engagement across the ether.
So, what has the IWSG ever done for you?