Monday, February 1, 2016

More Content Makes Gabe a Happy Boy

A lot is happening here at Gabe Gott Central, as always. For starters, I am in the process of looking for a new job, so if you see anything, please let me know. Because of this, I don't have nearly as much time to devote to this venture, so the sooner I get one, the sooner I will be able to devote more time to writing and publishing.

In the time that I do have to devote to this, what I hope to make a living off of by the time I am in my fifties, I am trying to be more effective at social media marketing. I have done pretty well with Twitter, having more than tripled my number of followers over the past year (to nearly 1,700), but I really need to work harder on my Facebook page and start building my follow there, as well (as I only have 61 likes).

To be honest, I am just going to need to do some research and figure out the best way of going about it. If only I had the time... That would be nice.

It is also my goal to write a new blog post every week, starting this week. While this one does technically count towards that, I will be posting a new one every Saturday, so look for the actual first one this Saturday.

Instead of just rambling about myself, my goals, and my projects (there will still be plenty of that, too, just FYI), I plan on focusing the majority of my posts on discussions of issues involving writing and being a writer. I also plan on writing some reviews and more in-depth essays, and really, as always, I will also write posts about whatever else strikes my fancy, including music and politics.

I believe this will help me draw more of a following here, but only time will tell. The first one will be somewhat of a response to an article on Electric Literature that I posted to my Facebook page.

In the article, the author discusses whether or not authors of novels should include contemporary pop culture references in their work. As you might imagine, I have a few things to say on that regard, and one particular point that the author of the article doesn't make that I feel is relevant. I don't necessarily disagree with his point, but I want to add a nuance to the discussion.

Anyways, back to the job search, and I will see you all again on Saturday.

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