- to get in the practice of writing regularly
- to share with others your progress in writing/publishing
- to document your writing career publicly so others may learn from you
- to share with others news, information, and tips in the industry
- to promote yourself as author, editor, publisher, or teacher
- to network with other writers
I blog to document my journey as a writer. It's nice to look back at what I've accomplished and what I've learned over the years. But why do so publicly? I have friends who want to be published writers. The first question they ask me is, "where do I start?" The best I can do for them is to share my experience and the steps I've taken so far to get me where I am today.
When I first started writing, I've always wanted a mentor, a go-to person for questions and advice. I wanted to learn from a successful (children's) author and examine their journey as a writer so that I can follow in their foot steps.
I'm not a famous writer and I wouldn't call myself an "author," but one day I hope to be that "somebody" and inspire others to write and fulfill their dream of becoming a children's book author.
In the meantime, I enjoy writing and reading blogs. There is a wealth of information you can find on blogs- especially writer's blogs, because they know exactly what you are looking for or what you need to know.
Why do I read blogs?
- to see what my favorite writer is writing about
- to keep abreast with any updates in the publishing world
- to seek writing help
- to see what others are doing that I should be doing
So if you haven't tried it already, give it a try. It's free and it's easy. Here is a list of the most popular blogging providers: