Sunday, January 8, 2023

Assimilating Simily

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If you've read my previous post, you know I've been trying to find traction among the various venues for publishing stories and poetry. One of these is Simily.

I have a story and a haiku out there at the moment. I'll be putting more there over the next few months and will do a big push during National Poetry Month (April). I've had a couple of reads, but no feedback yet. I'm really just starting out, so I can't expect a lot yet.

My non-public home page on Simily

Much of what I post there will have a format similar to what I've done on Medium. These are short stories and haiga-style haiku. I'll be borrowing a few of my old Blogger posts for content along with new (or reworked) material. The idea is to have a more consistent posting schedule (if time allows) which most folks say builds readership.

For longer stories, I need to continue to work on my Kindle Vella project and novella(s). 

It is interesting that many writers on Simily are doing serialized stories like one would post on Kindle Vella. I would think posting on Vella would get more reads, but Simily is certainly easier even if the formatting isn't so great.

The one thing missing from Simily is a "friends" link where people can read without subscribing (If there is a way to do this, please let me know!). This is a feature I've found useful on Medium. You can access most of my Medium posts free by going through a public page I've set up on Patreon.

So, I'm still learning about Simily. Eventually, I would like to limit the places I post, but I need to find out what works best first.

In case you're on Simily, here are the links to my stories (as of January 8, 2023):
That's all for now! Thanks for reading!

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