Thursday, March 7, 2013
How long does it take to blog?
We know creating a blog involves choosing a template and making a first post. But does it take a lot of time every week or every month to keep it up-to-date? Not really. Your blog is a communication tool, and composing a blog post is as easy as sending an email: Just like typing a subject line, message, and clicking Post.
For writers, who are busy juggling words all day, a blog can seem like one more item on the to-do list. But starting a blog gives you another opportunity to do what we do best -- write.
Your blog can be informative about your topic, inquiring or pondering issues that come up during your writing, aspects of your book, or those of famous writers, and general observations on the writing life. You can quote other information sources, share photos, or ask questions.
As I mentioned yesterday in an OCWW workshop, you can always make the leap to a blog and keep it private at first. Or you can post references to items of interest that you read elsewhere, just to begin sharing and begin building the base of your readership.
Believe me, if you want to write for a magazine, get a column, or attract an agent, your blog will be crucial in showing off your personality, your voice, and your future.
You don't need to be profound. Just be found.