Wednesday, July 7, 2021

July IWSG Post, My First Video Interview and Switching to


6 months of 2021 have flown by. From July 5th my city has opened up. Fingers crossed that the cases which have drastically decreased, will remain low. Though hearing about the crowds and seeing few pictures in the newspaper, I’m quite apprehensive.

With the arrival of the first Wednesday of the month, its time for IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) post. IWSG is an online group of writers started by Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh. Alex is the author of Amazon Bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars, with several more on the way. Do visit the IWSG website for more information on this amazing group and some writing related posts.

 July 7 question – What would make you quit writing?

The awesome co-hosts for the July 7 posting of IWSG are Pat Garcia, Victoria Marie Lees, Chemist Ken and Louise Fundy Blue.

To be honest, I’ve never given this thought. Writing is my way of expressing my feelings. If I stopped writing, I would probably burst. I just can’t imagine not writing. Even if I stopped sending my books to publishers, I would still be writing. 

I also want to share with you all my first video interview that went live last month. It was for a book library and a book club called ‘House of Books and Tales.’

After dilly-dallying for a few months, I finally shot the videos in February, answering each question separately. But then the long lockdown happened. Finally, the video was posted on 18th June.

Here is the YouTube link.

 Please do let me know what you think of my interview, if possible do leave a comment on YouTube.

 I also made the switch from Feedburner (which will stop email services sometime in July) to, which is a Feedburner Alternative.

The team was super helpful and efficient. They helped a techno dinosaur like me to navigate the shift so well. Really grateful to them. I was shocked to see so many bots following me. Now it’s all cleared up, thanks to the team. I have added the widget on the top right of my blog, for those who want to subscribe to my posts.

I read a bit about They have created retention tools that make visitors to our site/blogs come back for more visits. That’s such a good thing. Most visitors don’t bother returning.

They have not just added subscription tools for us bloggers, but also for our subscribers which is actually a good thing. The subscribers are spoilt for choice.

For those sitting on the fence, you can read all about here. I’m sure it will answer all your questions. I'll be reading more about their free pop-ups services for users during the weekend. 

Have a nice July everyone.