Looking Back: WordPress in 2015

Here at Clockpunk Studios, we primarily use custom WordPress themes to build one-of-a-kind websites for our author, editor, publisher, and other business clients. And it looks like we’re not alone. As of 2015, WordPress powered fully 25% of the Internet. That’s a lot of websites! That’s according to data taken from WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg’s 10th Annual State of the …

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No One’s Afraid of a Painted Monster

Hey there, Clockpunk Studios readers… Orrin here! I write blog entries (like this one) and handle some of the social media stuff for Clockpunk Studios, including maintaining our Facebook and Twitter accounts. I’m also a freelance writer, and when I’m not composing blog posts, websites, and lengthy rants about monster movies, I write stories about ghosts, monsters, and sometimes the …

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Cons and Self Promotion

Clockpunk Studios is owned and staffed by writers—that’s why we’re so good at what we do. We know the writer lifestyle intimately, whether it’s the long hours you spend typing, the uncertainty you feel over self-promotion, the ways you use your blog vs. your social media. We even know all about cons. For example, this past weekend two of our …

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Finding an Audience Part 2: Author Websites vs. Social Media

  In our previous installment on finding an audience, I talked about the importance of author websites, and I mentioned a thread on social media where Laird Barron underscored their necessity. In the comments that followed that thread, several people weighed in who seemed to believe that author websites were somehow “outdated” or “unnecessary” in this day and age. A …

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