I’m not disagreeing on all counts with your post on Tumbler here. However, point by point, allow me to rebut. (Ha ha, rebut. I said reBUT.)
I blog about writing independently and publishing. And conveniently, I am a writer and I write books and short stories, somewhat prolifically for someone with a dayjob and two toddlers. My posts right here are both fiction and commentary, posted at least 2x week. As you remember on my last blog, I didn’t post fiction there because I used another source for posting fiction, Year Zero Writers. Now I post in both places.
While Murderati is great, and indeed it is, it’s just not for me so much. I’m not much of a joiner, figure that. And so for some of my commentary posts to receive wider readership and thus broader discussion–my objective–Self Publishing Review and Publetariat have both offered several writers and DIY publishing enthusiasts an opportunity to cross-post, without conditions.
Daily blog posts are not a condition for success, even for a joint blog. (Oh, wait, what is success? The 60 people or so who read this blog wouldn’t be considered any sort of success to anyone I know, but for me, just engaging with a few people in the comments section is enough success for me.) A news and development-related blog should have daily posts, like yours, and many of us have appreciated the timely updates you’ve provided on a host of issues. Keep ’em coming.
Murderati isn’t for me, and you said it in the first line of your post: Genre. I don’t write genre fiction. I don’t write genre anything, so I don’t fit. I still enjoy reading it from time to time, and I do hope that it is the blog of the future because everyone knows that there are too many bullshit blogs. I don’t want to hear about one more fucking “Rambling notes on the thoughts of a writer” blog.
So ok, I’m not really disagreeing with you; I just wanted to put my points out there in a little more than 140 characters.