I started writing on WordPress as a kind of experiment. As a new user, with no contacts I wanted to see what would happen if I posted something. Would anyone see it? Would anyone like it? Would I ever know; is there feedback coming my way?
Feedback? Yes. Most of it, however, is Spam. Infomercials and con artists. There were a few actual artists in the bunch but it was time-consuming to weed through in order to separate the wheat from the chaff.
This is frustrating because I threw some pretty good reading at these “people”, though it is not readily apparent that any actual human ever read any of my work. None of it was referenced in any criticism. It is confounding, really. This has been almost as satisfying as my two-year search for a New York literary agent. I am working on my fifth novel and still no success.