Writers' Ink at Caledon Public Library

Ever Wondered Why Writers Blog?

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For those authors who don’t yet see any point in blogs or worry that posting online will portray them to others as self-absorbed, even narcissistic, this reasoned confession of her logic for blogging by a New York University professor may help explain some of the motivation that propels we committed bloggers who are also writers to continue to post:

“As a writer first and foremost, I consider my blog to be writing practice that I happen to share with the world. I never think of it as my absolute best writing, because I don’t give it as much time as I would a full length article or book. That is not what blogging is about. But it is my writing. And I strive to make it good writing reflective of me and my perspective.”

“In a digital age, a blog can serve as an interactive platform for who you are or who your business is. If you approach it right, a blog can lay the groundwork that will eventually translate into revenue for whatever products or services (e.g. our writing) you offer. But if you think that every time you post an article, a new client (paying reader) will appear, think again.”

“What I have found works best is to blog consistently and offer content with the intention it is useful, relevant, perhaps humorous, insightful and always a reflection of me.”

“A blog is a stake in the ground that says who or what you are.” “A blog is a platform, a calling card, a giant billboard of who you are.

“Blog because you have something to say that you think is worth sharing.” “Write for you first” but always keep in mind “my blog is a way for me to contribute to the greater good. A place where I can say what I want and trust that at least one other person, somewhere, benefits from that.”

By Ian Keith Anderson and extracted from ‘What I’ve Learned About Bloggingby Joanne Tombrakos in LinkedIn Pulse

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The Alton Chapter of Writers' Ink meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Alton Branch.

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