How’s it going? I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for over 3 years or so now. And something really weird brought it up, too.
I got followers to another blog that I have, Fiction and Copy. The thing is…
I haven’t updated that blog since I posted about my American Idol winner prediction…in 2014.
Wow. Today I did post over there, to let the kind folks who followed that one know about its beefier counterpart over here.
What’s weird about it is that several people followed Fiction and Copy, even though I haven’t tended it for years and years. Maybe they liked the style.
I appreciate that a lot.
Well, here they’ll get more of it, that’s for sure, although I need to get back into pop culture more, since I kinda departed from mentioning that type of thing, at least a teeny bit.
Which reminds me…
When people do market research, it turns up interesting things. You’ll still need to test the market though. Will they buy, or won’t they? You want to get as close of a guess as possible so that it’s not guessing, but who knows? Maybe readers will like your main character’s new girlfriend, maybe they won’t. Or they think that he and his girl he broke up with should get back together, or what-have-ya. Or the email campaign you write for a client may do well, even though you wrote in a style you’ve never tried before.
That’s why the market needs to be tested. As long as the idea isn’t way off, people may still enjoy it, and buy into it. It’s the age-old tightrope of “give me the same, but different” that writers of almost every type have had to walk for decades and longer.
The results may be a surprise…just like awesome people following a blog I totally forgot I had.
Until next time,