If you are considering to build an audience through the mobile app PocketWriters, please be wary and read my story before you embark on a similar journey.
A few months ago I was actively looking for a mobile writers application where I could write on the go without being bound to my laptop (I have a love-hate relationship with my laptop, so anything which would help me become productive away from it I consider a blessing). I stumbled across three apps:
1. Wattpad 2. PocketWriters 3. Opuss (In that order.)
I signed up for all three simultaneously (I should really use the principle ‘one at a time’ and sometimes I do, but not on this occasion). From my initial nosey around the three apps I became very aware that these apps were very much community based and not the writing app I was searching for; however, I decided they would be a good tool to build an audience with, so hence I kept them (I mention my interactions on Wattpad and Opuss in this post I wrote a few weeks back). I posted a poem or two on PocketWriters as well as a couple of chapters from my short story Moon of Change, then I moved onto Wattpad (which I felt a little lost in) and then I started to post in Opuss (where I got hooked). Opuss has a beautiful community of readers and writers, it’s a great source to read, write, create and provide and recieve constructive criticism -see it like a critique group if you will, I certainly do. I digress. Due to its captivating community, I soon lost interest in the other two apps, that is -until we got news that Opuss will be shutting down. All Opussian’s started to look for an alternative home in various apps including Wattpad and PocketWriters. It was at this point where I was made aware by a fellow Oppussian that PocketWriters were not as credible as they seemed.
PocketWriters Unlawful Tactics
Helloooooo to you all, hope you are well and are on target (for whatever it may be -seriously, I’m curious now, what are you all up to these days? Leave a comment below and let’s have a conversation ). If you all are asking about moi, these past few weeks I’ve been busy spending time with my family/friends (and Megan), writing, resting and snapping away taking pictures and editing them to my hearts’ content and then sharing them on instagram and here (when I have the time to do so). This has fuelled my creative drive somewhat and other than the odd spurts of dizzy spells (which forces me away from my laptop and any long-burst of writing) I have been feeling rather positive about what is in store for me. Getting back to my art and photography has become a blessing in disguise (as had my writing last year); being able to visualise and bring together images and create imagery which people appreciates’ has been extremely satisfying -as well as it has reminded me how much I missed just doing arty stuff. So, this is me -in addition to my writing; I will be designing visual artworks when I cannot write anymore due to my dizzy-spells; hopefully my art will spur on my writing and vice-versa.