I've been approached by another blog with the idea of them featuring some of my poems on their website, either on a weekly or a monthly basis. The blog (I won't give the link, as I don't want this post appearing in search engines, but if you Google tidybooksblog as 3 separate words you should get it) is run by people who make lovely children's bookcases, and it features various articles about children's literature in general.
Part of me is excited, but I'm also slightly wary. There's the obvious issue of copyright to be sorted, but I also realise that if I were ever to be published (a huge 'if', as the one agent I sent my stuff off to rejected it immediately - admittedly I haven't been trying very hard) it's probably best not to have too much out there on the internet. At the moment I only get a couple of hits on my blog once in a blue moon, so I could probably plausibly argue that only friends and family read it. But if I opened up my stuff to a wider readership, it might be more of an issue. Or am I worrying about nothing? It's not as if I'm ever likely to get published anyway, I suppose.
Mother to J (November '98), J (December '01), T (February '07) and O (April '09).