I get a lot of bloggers who lately have said they’re exhausted, overworked, and unaware if they’re making their mark in the blogging world. Some question if it’s worth taking time away from their writing.
For my view it’s all in how you perceive blogging. When you read others posts do you feel your taking time away from something you could be doing? Or, are you learning something? I have certain bloggers that teach me things and others that lighten the mood. I believe the balance is necessary for me. I love the perfect mix of learning something and having a little fun.
Agents and publishers now want writers who have a great following. They want someone who blogs, understands the online world. With e-books at an all-time high they want to make sure that your name online is being heard.
So what happens when you aren’t having fun?
Then they don’t like the platform anymore. The key is to have fun, if you’re not enjoying yourself no one who stops by your blog will! I blog because I love it! Going a day without blogging would kill. Now, I’m not able to comment every day, but I’ve been blogging Monday thru Friday for the past year and a half… and none of my posts have been duplicated.
So when a writer asks if blogging wastes time you want to ask yourself just a few questions.
1. Why do you blog?
2. What do you get out of blogging?
3. What kind of writer are you looking to be?
1. Because I adore it (people and all).
2. Tools it takes to become a great writer, brilliant writer buddies, a great platform.
3. One with strong values, wonderful friends, and a whole lot of fun. Oh, and to sell my books.
Why do you blog? Are you one that second guesses? Do you need a cheerleader on your side (yes, I’m available)?