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Why did I start blogging?
|The one where Lucy tries to get an eye full of Bill Holden|
I love rubbing elbows with writers. I want to be a best-selling, world famous author some day and I'm hoping some of that writerly magic will rub off on me. But I'm not the starstruck Lucy Ricardo of the writing world, I swear. If anyone says I am, just ignore them. I'm a bit of a stalker, that's all. Despite rumors to the contrary, I did not break into Stephen King's hotel room and steal his, uh, um, anything. And that wasn't me who showed up sloshed to J.K. Rowling's suite demanding she bring Dobby back to life! It was just someone who looked like me. By the way, is there anyone out there who can get me an intro to J.K. Rowling? Just asking.
Okay, all joking aside now. I touched on why I started blogging in my last B.B. post. I began my blogging career writing about running and health, until I came across the writing community. I had no idea you all existed! It was like fate, with everything falling into place as it should, as it was always meant to. It was all part of my new beginnings as a writer.
Of course, I'm no expert. Not even close. My blog topics on writing started out pretty meager, indeed. What did I know? Not much. But there are tons of people who know more about the subject than I do, and I've learned so much by following them on their journeys.
Here's why I blog:
- To befriend like-minded people, to give/receive encouragement
- To follow writer's with more experience to learn from their accomplishments and mistakes, and to receive advice
- To follow writer's with less or equal experience to swap and share information, and yes, I learn from them, too
- To learn the craft of writing (strong verbs, weak verbs? Huh?)
- To learn how to edit (you mean I can overuse "was"?)
- To learn about publishing options
- And finally, to build a platform for when I'm ready to publish.
I've thought a lot about this lately. That's why I split my running blog from my writing blog. I'm preparing to publish and become an author and wanted a blog make-over that was professional and focused more on that goal.
Here are some goals for my blog:
- Post 2-3 days per week on a schedule (MWF?)
- Post about what I'm learning, whether it's the writing, editing or publishing process
- Host and interview more authors (I love helping authors with their platforms and getting the word out on their work)
- To promote myself and my work more
Why do you blog and what are your blogging goals?