This is that infamous first post that has ground many a fledgling blog to a halt (particularly those attempted by overly-particular editors). Now, the responsible thing to do here would be to explain the general content planned at WREADITOR before the emphasis begins to flutter off inevitably to more SEO-friendly pastures.
Other noble intentions could include: providing some background, setting the writing tone, or just flinging something up on the screen that will end up being deleted. Let’s get to some of that now.
Not so long ago there were three very distinct camps in the world of literary publishing:
- Writers who wrote their earnest works
- Editors who then cleaned up the text objectively and meticulously
- Readers who formed a reliable audience for the vetted results
Today, that has all changed. In the arena of poetry especially, these roles are now blurring and merging until you commonly find close-knit fans of one genre sharing their own self-edited writings with each other online and/or editors in literary reading circles writing for each other’s publications.
WREADITOR aims to serve as an evolving resource for these writer/reader/editor hybrids; it speaks to the interests of those of us in the mutually inclusive center. And doesn’t that Venn diagram seem to expand by the pageview?