I have a traditional 9-to-5 job that pays the bills, but when I get home I have found myself over the last year especially getting into another form of work. I half-jokingly tell my friends this second form of work is indeed my second job... but it doesn't pay any bills yet requires a lot of time and care.
I'm referring to making connections with people through social media platforms as it relates to the unusual and strange world of my Frank Bruce writing/illustrations. Slowly (painfully slowly at times) I have linked my Frank Bruce 'business page' on Facebook with other like-minded people who are readers, writers, artists, et cetera. To a lesser extent I am doing the same on Instagram.
So why take so much time from my personal life to do such a thing? Simply put: I am trying to build my readership. I am writing illustrated stories that I want to publish and feel that having an audience before anything is published could ease the transition from 9-to-5 job guy to full-time author/illustrator guy.
This blog entry was inspired by some Facebook posts I read. One such post includes a really neat link to using author platforms to create readership. You can read it here!