That is the question! As a new author, the first question I have been asked, not only by other authors, but also readers, is “do you have a blog?” To which I always answered, “Um, no.” Well, that has obviously changed as of today.
I can honestly say that I don’t understand all of the hype about a blog. If you don’t have a blog, then it seems you are “one of those people!” .. whoever they may be. And yet here I find myself starting a blog…
So please be patient as I figure all of this out… hopefully I will have interesting tidbits, as well as some guest authors, over the next month. 🙂
I am in the same quandary with blogging, to blog or not. It seems like a great place to write a daily post/article/column. Blogging, according to some writers, can generate revenue. Blogging can create traffic to you site that you want people to go to, which then gives you readers and if you have other features, create revenue. I have a website. It has had traffic, mostly people who say, “Oh, you have a website?” They visit and say, “Nice.”
I want to write. I want to generate a little money while doing so because eventually, that’s how I want to make my living. Currently, my living is in the way of my writing so I want to be more efficient with what I do online, and find myself just getting frustrated.
I am the master of babysteps. I take these tiny steps forward to see if I can slowly generate writing and traffic.
I can only say bravo to surawordz—everything she has written was absolutely truthful. I would love to be above to make this my living—to have that little statement on the income tax form that says profession–writer. Frustration is paramount in the writing profession—-how do you get someone to read what you have written? Blogging appears to be the answer—check out any top author and they have page after page of blogs on everyone’s site, promoting books that aren’t even released yet. Eventually, this promotion bit should get easier—at least, I hope.