But it’s not all easy street. You do need discipline to post blogs regularly - one of the basic must do’s to be successful - because otherwise people stop checking your site as there are too many other interesting ones with new content which are easy to find. I know I’ve occasionally been writing until late at night when all my brain wanted to do was zone out and my body was having difficulty staying vertical, but having committed this venture, I kept going.
I started my blog hoping to create a marketing tool for my writing, to build a platform for the novel on which I’m currently working. The novel is now (hopefully) nearing the final stretch despite the goalposts magically moving back each time I think I'm approaching them. However, I wasn’t sure exactly what format my blog would take, what exactly to say, and found myself posting blogs that informed people about different aspects of writing. And that was fine. Occasionally, as I’m doing today, I simply feel like chatting. And that’s also okay. That’s one of the beauties of blogging.
We help each other, and thereby help ourselves because that’s what people should be doing – not fighting wars and killing each other!
the honeyed laughter
of your voice warms my ice heart –
why do you leave me?
http://amzn.to/18SbSaG Gold Dragon Haiku - my first attempt at publishing poetry!
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To all story lovers out there, good reading, and to those of you who write, good writing.