As a novice writer, I have been afforded the luxury of writing at my leisure, as the muse reveals itself. Making a commitment to have a blog puts the pressure on to write on demand. I believe in commitments and as I elect to take on this task, I must do it with the full expectation of having something of value to offer my readers week after week. So I approach this hesitantly and with trepidation.
To me, the purpose of the blog is simple. I need to create a platform for my work and build followers. In this ever changing industry of publication, the rules change almost daily. Liken it to buying a new computer or the latest big screen TV. By the time you get it home and figure out how to use the thing, something newer and better is already on the scene. But I will head the advise of my peers and follow today’s guideline for success and start a blog. I will find insightful information to share with my fellow authors. And I’ll offer my humble opinions, knowing that my experience is lacking of credentials.
Have you ever made a commitment to do something that you were unsure of the direction it would lead? Share them here. The simple beauty of a blog is the interaction. Without responses, I am simply writing to myself. Your opinions are valued and your time is appreciated. Perhaps together we can delve into this somewhat scary world of literature and publication and come away better for it. We will become AUTHORS.