Today I’m going to discuss how I feel this website will operate, and what you can expect from me. I don’t want to over complicate things, but I do believe that I need some sort of structure, and I feel that will help the reader as well. Mainly I am going to go over when you can expect posts, my future plans, and other little housekeeping things.
I intend on posting AT MOST 3 times a week. Mondays and Fridays will be dedicated to your submissions – I will try to have different types of posts either day, however it entirely depends on submissions. Wednesdays will be dedicated to administrative posts (such as this one). If there are any changes to the website, or I want to announce something, Wednesdays is when I will do this. There may not always be posts on this day.
There are a few things I would like to do with this website. Buying a domain is at the top of my list, and should be done soon if I feel like there is enough growth. Along with a domain, I’d like to have an email list that I would (ideally) send weekly updates. I would also like to hold contests for different writing categories. A featured author is another idea I’ve been toying with, possibly as a prize for a contest.
One of the most important things I’m going to be creating is a set of rules for people commenting on posts. I really want people who aren’t “accomplished” writers (I put this in quotations because I believe if you write something, you’re already accomplished!) to be on here. There are many people who won’t submit their stories because they believe they’ll be judged too harshly, or believe they can’t write – I want to create a welcoming community, and although I support constructive criticism, I know there internet can be an unforgiving place, so I will create a set of terms to abide by.
This does not mean posts will be limited to those who aren’t published, or inexperienced, I’m just encouraging those who like to write but are hesitant on letting people read their stories to send them along – we all want to read them!
I know I am always posting about this, but if you have ANY questions or suggestions, I am all ears! I am learning as I go, so there is a lot I may miss! That being said, I do have a full time job, so if you notice something and tell me, it may take a day or two to get fixed. I am most active on Twitter but you can also post on the Facebook page.