Cross-Site Posting: Is it a thing?
I hope this is the appropriate place to post this discussion. I've just recently begun to consider creating a web novel and I am very curious to get a bearing for what's what.
My question to the writers of Royal Roads: do you guys post your works across multiple websites, or do you keep it confined to this site? Is it advantageous to also post your stories on other sites to try to increase your outreach? Is this seen as tacky? And, if you do post your story on multiple sites at once, do you get the feeling that that's what everyone does, or are you a deviant? Is the hassle of managing several online accounts across multiple website worth it to potentially gain more readers?
Would love to hear some opinions on this.
I would like to mirror on a site that actually has activity. Neovel was my choice, but doesn't appear to have a lot of activity. I'm actually very much ready just to pull the plug and find some place else to go. I also have my website. Websites don't pull the number a platform does, however, it is very useful for things I can't put on here.
Basically, you really don't want to put all your eggs in one basket.
Nothing like having a platform die and close up on you and then have nowhere to go. And there have been plenty of platforms that have died. Even platforms that experience long-term outages to fix issues.
And if for some reason you get banned or your story removed from a platform, you're not at a loss where to go it you already have another place to post. You already have a place where your readers can go to continue reading your work.
The only issue that will rise is if you can juggle using multiple platforms and to make sure the platform you are using isn't questionable and aren't author friendly. So do your research. Don't just join something because your friends told you too, or another writer told you to join.