Are you a writer on the fence about whether to start a blog or not? Consider the following five reasons encouragement to step into the world of blogging:
You have to write to blog. We are writers. We write. Blogging is writing. Creating your own blog gets those words on the page. It stretches your researching muscles. New writers especially need to exercise their craft and starting a blog is a practical way to get the ball rolling.
Have a subject that matters to you? Blogging gets the word out. Building your own blog gives you the freedom to have your voice heard. You are Writer, Editor, and Publisher. Write what matters most to you. Demonstrate your subject matter expertise in an area you are passionate about. Encourage and inspire your readers to get passionate about it too.
Build a strong readership. Cultivate a community of readers who want to hear from you. Encourage your readers to become ambassadors who share and promote your work. If you write about a subject you are passionate about, your readers will respond.
Earn an income from your writing. Want to freelance? Start by blogging. Expand your portfolio and grow your readership. Blogging can supplement your income, turning a part-time passion project into a full-time career.
Build a strong online presence. Agents and publishers will research potential authors online. If you're working on a book, building a portfolio of killer blog posts can get you closer to that elusive book deal. Plus, the readership you've built will now be a fertile ground to promote your major project.
That's it! Five pretty basic reasons for writers to blog. Are you ready to start yours?