Readers, Reach and Community
It started with me posting this on my tumblr.
It soon became a massive Twitter conversation, and nice as Twitter is it's a bit unwieldy if a conversation lasts more than a day.
And our conversation had morphed from a discussion of my question to a broader one about webfiction in general. We thought it might be good to start over here as others might have input or find it useful. (And if you want to comment on my dilemma in the original post that's welcome as well).
The crux of the conversation on Twitter seems to me - the others may have other thoughts - to be one of reach vs community.
I'm leaning towards the idea that posting in several places in order to reach readers who would otherwise remain unaware of my writing. MCA Hogarth expressed concern that such crossposting of content diffuses your community because it aggregates in several places rather than at a single hub. My response was that a diffuse community was better than no community.
And this seems like a good place to restart the conversation because that's when everyone really started talking rather than offering suggestions.
I've also been asked to restate what my goal is for clarity. I want to find ways to reach at least some of those readers who would enjoy my stuff if they found it but who would never find my main site.