Today, on one of the writer’s groups that I’m a member of on Facebook, someone wanted to know what you blog about and how you go about it. Here is the direct quote:
“I want to start blogging but I am afraid of my writing skills. Could anyone help me out, how to start with my writing?”
This question has come up a lot and the reason for that is that anymore when you are creating your website, either for your publishing company, your business, or your author website, some aspect of that website will be a blog. If you look at mine, I have pages with content, and it contains a blog which you see on the home page of my blog. Therefore, you really to think about how you want to start and what your content is going to be for your site.
If you are doing a site about writing, such as Faerie Rose Press, then you need to discuss writing, and so far that is what I have done. The other part about blogging is that you want to stay on topic. This means that you don’t want to write about other things such as politics, causes that appeal to you, or other things that interest you and not your reader. If you address in the opening of your site that you are going to talk about numerous things then your readers are going to expect that from you. But if you don’t claim this in the begging when you address what this site is about and you talk about something other than the topic that you stated that you were going to address, then you are going to lose not only readership but followers as well.
The other part in the question about the person, who asked, is afraid of their writing skills. Of course, this is a major point when it comes to writing a blog but it is the same concern that comes up when you are writing a story or a novel, or even a paper for a class. It takes practice and work to hone in on those skills. But most of all you need to find your voice and you have to enjoy doing it. If you don’t enjoy doing it then you really need to ask yourself why are you doing it. Writing should not be a chore it should be something that you enjoy like a hobby, and if you can’t say that it is a hobby then you need to look in the crystal ball or the mirror and ask yourself why are writing. If you look at yourself and you answer, “I don’t know,” or “I thought that it would be fun and then it turned out that it’s not,” then do yourself a favor and talk to someone before you go too deep into the rabbit hole, and you can’t get out.
The most important thing about blogging is that you need to think about what you can do for your reader more than you can for yourself. But also at the same use your blog as away to practice your writing skills even if it has nothing to do with the novel your writing, for this will give you the confidence to write that novel and anything else that you pursue in your writing life. I mean when I first attempted blogs, I was like I don’t know what I’m doing, but once I looked that ugly nonconfidence stick in the face, then I was like I can do this and I have really felt at home, if you would call it that, with this site and this blog. I can say that you will to, and it does take an effort but once you find what you are happy with writing about then you will get that confidence that you need to write that novel.
I hope that this information has been helpful and useful.
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