Saturday 1 February 2020

A Post About Blogging

A couple of weeks ago, there was a lot of talk on Twitter about blogging. About whether it's a waste of time for writers to blog. Is anyone reading what we're posting, or are we wasting our time talking to the void?

So, the question seems to be: should we bother having a blog at all? 

Everyone seems to have their own opinion about this and it varies. A lot. And that got me thinking, because I definitely have an opinion about this issue as well. 

I started blogging in 2005 because I wanted to chat writing goals, liked to post about my projects and list my word counts. Plus, it was a place for me to write reviews of the books I read. It was also where I could list my goals, and quickly became somewhere to celebrate any contracts I signed, as well as my book releases.

For me, this is also a great place to talk about anything that's on my mind. After all, it's my blog, right? 😉

When I started receiving ARCs and books for review from publishers, my blog was the perfect place to showcase my thoughts and help promote other authors. I've even posted Q&As, guest posts, interviews and other features.

Even so, I have to admit that most of the time it feels like I'm talking to myself, but that's never bothered me. After all, I started this blog just so I could write about anything I wanted.

All these years later, I'm still doing it. Maybe I don't post as much as I should, but when I do it's still fun.

I think that having a blog is a great tool for many (many) reasons. Besides, I don't much concentrate on the number of daily/weekly/monthly visits I get. If a lot of people read my posts, that's VERY cool. But if I'm the only one reading everything I post, that's okay too.

Well, what do you think? How do you feel about blogging?

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