As an author I am very surprised when I find another author without a blog site and yet, on my marketing and writing adventures, I’m learning a lot about why they may not. It’s time consuming yet freeing, an outlet outside of normal “money making” avenues and with so many others blogging it’s hard to make sense of your blog standing out among the rest.
I try to post here regularly; writing more word count on my points than my works in progress, but I love it. I don’t write necessarily for the money though in the vicious circle of life where money pays the bills it would be nice to get a handsome sum for writing a regular blog leaving more time to write fiction.
So I’ve been wondering: Are you among the blogging population? Do you feel this encourages fans to meet you and buy your book? Do you just do it for the love of literacy and your passion, letting readers find you as they may?
In that sense, I get over 50 emails a week for blog posts of people I’m subscribed to. Some of which I read and comment on, others I just can’t find the time to.
If you actively blog, I don’t just mean started one months ago and abandoned it, let me know what you blog about and why.
Thanks for reading,