Short Answer: I don’t, but…
Well, here is the TRD Blog run-down. For those of you that read this blog, it may be of interest to you as well.
The Posts. I used to write about 4-5 posts a day. From June 2017 (when I started the blog) through February 2018 (the start of my hiatus), I developed about 1,000 unique written posts (not sure exactly), so probably 4-5 posts per day. Now many of those were shit, in my opinion. Short two line captions of some porn GIF.
Evolution. But the majority were legit writings. I started writing fiction short stories (tagged #fantasy) in August 17′ as well as much more complete writings and musings, such as the “Miss Tumblr” posts, or the ones tagged #favs. Nowadays, every single piece of writing I put out there I am proud of, which feels great.
Hiatus. In early March 2018, I backed everything up and deleted the blog and all my follower community with it, which was almost 20K people at that time. I had my reasons and they were personal, and I do not regret it, though it does suck having to build that community back up, especially because I want to explore Kindle, Patreon, etc, but won’t do it until I have enough people onboard. If I had not deleted it, I’d probably be on target for about 100K by June 2019. I am adding about 75-100 people per day now but I was adding a lot more before. Regardless, growth just takes time. The more I write brand new posts, the faster that new follower count goes up, and the closer I get to a novella or a Patreon launch, but that means I have to sit and write, and sometimes I just don’t have the time for it.
Return. So, I came back in the middle of May 2018 and the reception has been amazing. The one thing is that this type of blog is very interactive and the people that follow it are extremely loyal. Coming back did give me a chance to (a) re-post only content I want on the blog and (b) clean up some things as I re-posted it. Overall, the blog is better now because of it I feel.
The Love. I seriously mean this when I say this – I feel I have the best followers on Tumblr. I feel that they will stick with me and follow me and when I explore other mediums, I think many will be excited to come along – mainly because they know I am not going to rip them off. I won’t put shit up there; I’d rather have nothing than crap. The people here are loyal and I respect that and see that as something I need to be aware of in everything I do in the future, from eBooks to Patreon to other social media platforms to whatever else. I have had other blogs up to almost 100K people; none have I ever felt the love that I feel on The Romantic Dominant. This is a great forum. I love the ladies that touch and engage. I will always do right by them.
The Cycle. I cycle posts every day in the Queue every 2 hours, right now. It may be every 1 hour, every 4 hours, every 30 mins, etc. I play with that. This enables me to repost old stuff that makes its way through every couple of months. The die hard people have read it all and there is nothing I can do about that. It keep things fresh for the 95% group – the ones that are newish and seeing many of the posts for the first time.
The Future. I am passionate about, well, being passionate. I love this opportunity for expression and it has become a part of who I am. I fully intend to move this past Tumblr into many other platforms, however Tumblr will always be a central component to my writings and I will never treat the people here different, or this platform like a fucking commercial for something else. Patreon, if I am being totally honest, feels like just one spoke in the wheel. It is great for audio, video, and probably some interactive components, but I’d like to explore other options and I personally see a lot more upside in actual books. I don’t know. I am not in a rush so I am just taking it easy right now, waiting on my follower count to hit a magic number and then I will start carving out time.