Someone asked me recently: ‘Why do you like to blog? What do you get from it?’
I thought, Good Question!
I am very new to the blogging world and having seen the film ‘Julie & Julia’ plus reading articles in writing mags about the benefits of blogging, I decided to have a go. I’ve now been blogging for roughly a month.
Having researched tips for blogging (Jen in her blog Unedited gives some great advice) I then discovered Eric Kintz’ blog post, which also has some interesting points.
Very importantly, of course, I enjoy the interaction from others through Comments and links and 'Following'. I blog almost specifically about my writing endeavours. It helps me to focus on new ideas and themes or new ways of presenting common themes. And I tell myself it is good writing experience and good PR as a potential author, so it must be time well spent away from my novel, mustn’t it? ;O)
I love the desktop publishing element: designing, composing and presenting each post as well as my whole BlogSpot site and I would love someone to give me a job that would enable me to do this all day long and get paid for it, too! ;O)
I've inserted my brainstorming list. I wonder how many of my reasons match yours and whether you have any different reasons to share?
Did you know the word blog was formed by squashing the words web and log together. Initially called weblogs, people soon began to drop the first syllable.