When I first started this website several years ago, I only had a few things: I had a story I wanted to tell, just enough web design knowhow to get things off the ground, and a lot of will to get it all done. I almost wish I had screenshots of those early days... back when From the Desk of Buster Heywood was going to be a serial novel, when I was over at Freehostia, when I barely even knew that there was an author community on the Internet. As time passed, I began to learn more about self-publishing, and in applying that knowledge to the dream of sharing my creations with the world, the form those creations took began to change and grow. I've met so many wonderful people who have left their mark on me, and influenced what I do, and how I do it: from the writing itself, graphic design, social media, marketing (who knew I'd come to love learning marketing?! not me!), and even to how I define and set my goals.
I am grateful to each and every one of those people. You, reader, are one of them, whether we know one another or not. I hope that this growth and change is a trend which will continue for years to come... one which will keep allowing me to not only tell my stories and expand my world, but bring it to you in ways which make you happy and keep you coming back.
This was a short blog post, I know, but it's a simple message: one I'm not sure I want to risk bogging down with too many links, or graphics, or even quotes about change and progress. I'd prefer it speak for itself.
So with that, I encourage you - as always! - to chime in in the comments below with any thoughts, and I'll see you next time!