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Top Blog Posts of 2018

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I have never done a “blog roundup” type of post on here before, but I’m inspired by all the ones I’m seeing in my reader, particularly Rust Belt Girl and K.M. Allan who I read pretty regularly.

But I like to do my own thing, and I’m kinda tired today, so lets just talk about the Top 3 Posts of 2018. Who doesn’t love a good list?

1. Social Media Kills Creativity

This post, by far, got more views and comments than any other all year long. I didn’t realize what a reaction it would get when I wrote it back on that Monday in April. I still contend that “the medias” do more harm than good. It seems a bunch of you agree. Except WordPress, of course. Our beloved WordPress can do no harm.

2. How To Quit Facebook (As A Writer)

Another humdinger.

This one dropped in June, and got a bunch of attention. Noticing a trend? I quit Facebook (and later Instagram) and I still stand by that as a good decision. It can certainly be an effective tool for authors, but I think there are better avenues these days that don’t require giving up so much for a “free” service.

3. Why I Started Reading Less Books

We’re finally off social media. Hooray!

Not sure how this one garnered such popularity. Maybe the sheer irony of an author website talking about reading less? Who knows. All I know is it was popular, and this plan of mine is still working out well since I started back in the summertime.

So what does this say about me and you, my audience? Well, for one thing, we’re totally hermits. Clearly we are digital isolationists who are striving to disconnect from the larger world in order to hone our craft and master the art of the written word. That, and we demand quality over quantity. Social media has quantity covered…

But seriously, I want to thank everyone who takes a few moments out of their week to read my insane ramblings. I’ll be sure to use this as some sort of extremely useful data point when I’m brainstorming new insane ramblings for next year. I mean, I do have a flip phone after all, what the hell else am I gonna do with my free time?