Should Authors Blog or Not?

Authors have a bazillion and one things to juggle at any given time, right? Especially if you happen to be one of those crazy DIY-ers who outsources nothing because, well, you’re crazy haha! I’m allowed to say this and not offend cuz I can relate if ya know what I mean. Anyhoo…

Nobody can do everything, and there are obviously pros and cons to anything. However, one of the questions I’m often asked is, “Do you blog?” Well, I kinda sorta blog. Not conventional blog-type posts but in any case, I do publish a post (random flash fiction) on my author website at least once per week. Personally, I like giving back to the awesome possums who support me, a token of my appreciation, if you will. I also find it helps make me more “human” so readers feel comfortable reaching out to me. Plus, they know I’ll answer them 😉

Whether you run an active blog or plan to start on in the future, I found this article by the brilliant Joanna Penn does a great job summing up the main reasons for and against blogging:

3 Reasons for Writers to have a Blog and 3 Reasons not to

Hope that helps in your to-blog-or-not-to-blog decisions!


Mistress Ann

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