Over the last couple of years, I’ve started reorganising things to be easy.
And that’s going to get even easier.
In 2021 I came up with some ideas, executed many, and left others alone. I’ve sat on the rest of those ideas since, and made decisions so everything is easier moving forward.
So many things have changed.
My very first author name website, L.J. Diva, will be fifteen at the end of the year. Fifteen years since it started on Blogger way back on Jan 1st 2009, and was migrated over to WordPress in 2019. But, my decision is that it’s the last.
My second author name website, T.K. Wrathbone, will be eight on the 18th of September. Next week. Eight years since it started on WordPress way back in 2015. But, my decision is that it’s the last.
From my recent blog post of Changes Have Happened Now (click here), I stated “This has been a long time in the making. Probably fifteen years, since I first started on social media in 2009. I’ve often kept coming back to, “If I knew then what I know now”. That strange twist of the mind that nags at a memory, or a thought, and flies past whenever it feels like, but it’s so fast you just can’t snatch it and hold it tight so you can write it down, or think more upon it. And if I did know then, in 2009, what I know now in 2023, then everything would have started here, on the one website, under my own name. And so, I’ve decided that’s what’s going to happen!”
And that’s what is happening.
Next week, on the 19th of September, it’s the eighth anniversary of the passing of my author mentor and inspiration, Jackie Collins. And, because I’m not publishing this year on that date (after publishing for nine years straight and writing for eleven), I decided to take a break from that and to close down both author pen name websites and re-direct all of their urls to this website instead. My website. Tiara King. After nearly fifteen years for L.J. Diva, and exactly eight years for T.K. Wrathbone, they will be deleted forever and be directed here, to me. How it should have been fifteen years ago.
Moving forward, everything author will be here at Tiara King. Everything fun will be at my style site, Jewel Divas Style, which is fifteen as well, and everything about my books will be via my publishing house Royal Star Publishing.
From starting at my very first author site, to my jewellery business and blog, my name site, a second pen name site, to a book series site, and then a publishing house, that came to seven websites and six sets of social media. It was exhausting. In January 2021, it came down to six websites with the closure of the Porn Star Brothers book series website, and in January 2022 it came down to five websites and 3.5 sets of social media after the closure of my jewellery label, Jewel Divas and various author pen name social mafia accounts. Next week, it will come down to three of each. So much more manageable!
It’s time to bring it back to if I knew then what I know now. Because I do know. And now things are being done differently. So, here’s, and cheers, to a new future of streamlined websites, social mafia, and life. And see you on my social mafia in a week for the closure post.