I used to run my own consultancy business that had a pretty good website, the sole aim of which was to attract customers. Now, while potential customers may have used the site to check me out, I received not one single new piece of business through the site. But that was a few years ago - I'm told things may be different now. We certainly attracted a number of new members to Deal Writers partly because of our website (which until recently I maintained). And in the past I joined a running club purely because they had such a comprehensive and useful website. So maybe my thinking is out of date . . .
Anyway, now that I no longer have the responsibility of maintaining the writers' group website I've finally begun to build one of my own. It will be interesting to see what difference (if any) it makes - especially in terms of getting my publisher to get cracking with publishing The Belfast Boy . . .