websiting for the pre-published
Well. I’ve tipped over into the camp of those who have a website before they’re published:
Why? Because I know who my audience is and I want to build up cred on the internet–something to look at when I finally have readers to come look at it.
It’s also something for editors and agents to stumble across when they Google my name, in addition to this blog and my sassy-ass Twitterings.
Since I am pre-published, I didn’t feel like I could spend money on a website. And I know NOTHING about html, so I built my little site on weebly.com for free. They employ a drag-and-drop web building method. No, you can’t do fancy-schmancy stuff, but with a little imagination you can have a decent beta website.
I bought my domain name at godaddy.com and pointed it at my weebly site using the directions I found on weebly.com. EASY PEASY.
You don’t own your domain name? BUY IT.
Don’t feel like you need a website? STILL BUY YOUR DOMAIN NAME BEFORE SOMEBODY ELSE DOES.
You’re a writer! Invest in owning your own name!