I have done this, under a pen name that I donít use for my other writing. Itís solely for the purpose of sharing some writing I was doing for fun with readers I hoped would enjoy it. The experiment has been successful in that sense. Maybe Iíll self-pub it someday, maybe not.

I think the key is to be clear on your goals. When you post stuff for free, itís akin to posting fanfic, even when the content is 100 percent yours. If youíre okay with that model, and not expecting it to translate into anything else, it can work.