Blogging gives you an opportunity to share your passions with the world, to practice writing to a real audience, and it helps build a writing platform – something that may make the difference in whether your manuscript is accepted by an editor or agent or whether it adds more rejection slips to your collection.
Once you start to blog you will want to maintain some kind of regularity with your posting, though the experts don’t seem to agree on how much is too much or too little. But it goes without saying that if you want people to read your blog, you will have to write on it.
But what if you write and you write and it seems to go unnoticed? Have your “hits” plateaued off and you don’t know what to do next? That is when it may work to your advantage to write guest blog posts. In doing so, you will reach the readers of other authors’ blogs, and if they like what you write they may decide to follow your blog as well.
It may be refreshing to write for someone else’s blog for a change. When you write on your own blog, you may have a particular vein of writing that seems to fit. Yet there are other things you would like to write about that don’t exactly fit your blog. …for instance, writing about what you have learned about writing and getting published. When I write on my blog, I want to reach people who might want to buy my books, so I write about activities for children, personal devotions, articles for parents and grandparents, etc. Those are the people I am trying to reach to buy my books.
But networking with other authors is also helpful. Write2Ignite! offers the opportunity to network with Christian authors who write for children. Here is the place we can share our writing journey and give tips that might help each other along. What have you learned in your writing journey? What can you share with other writers who share your dream of reaching children for Jesus?
Please reply to this post if you are interested in joining our growing blogging team for Write2Ignite.
To read an earlier post about blogging by Janice D. Green, click on this link: Blogging Tips for Authors