I've been blogging every day since October 26, 2012. Not a very long time in the grand scheme of things but one that has made a difference in a lot of varying areas in just the short amount of time I've been doing it. What are some of those ways? It's made me more disciplined as a writer and has allowed me to continue writing even when the creative well has run dry for the day. I'd like to take a look at some other metrics, namely traffic to this site, but in a future post and once I've been doing this for a longer period of time. While I've definitely seen traffic increase every month since October, I know some of that is seasonal as people tend to not go out as much during the winter months.
It is kind of interesting how a lot of people say blogging is on the out as it's been replaced by more concise mediums such as Twitter. I don't know. Twitter works for a lot of people as the only outlet they now need. But I don't think it satisfies all agendas. I think it's all about how you approach it. Blogging every day doesn't produce books (unless you meld the posts into a book, of course, which some have done). But, as a fiction writer, most of my blog entries aren't going into one of my stories. I do want to steer some topics more towards the content of my writing, though. I've been doing that on Friday's, doing map reveals, chapter breakdowns, and other info specific to one book or another. I'd like to continue with that, discussing my magic system, some of the races and people that populate my world, and other things.
But, for now, I just want to call out the three part series on blogging every day. Here it is.
- Why Blog Every Day
- How to Blog Every Day
- What to Blog Every Day
A new post, Part 4, will deal with some of my thoughts now that I've been doing this for about 4 months as well as taking a look at traffic, book sales, etc. I might post that one as early as next week though I might wait a bit longer to accumulate some more data. Until tomorrow.