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Should All Authors Blog?

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9 comments to Should All Authors Blog?

  • Great post! Great use of time and media! I have a question: I enjoy blogging, and I have a Facebook page, on which I basically only post when I put up a new blog post, but I really can't get into Twitter or idle chit-chat on Facebook. It's not really me — I'm trying and I'm probably getting better at it, but it's just not me. Should I keep trying, or give up and just keep going with the blog?

    • meghancward

      Louise, If you don't like Twitter, don't bother. But on FB, I would make an effort to post more than just your blog posts so your page doesn't come across as overly spammy. It doesn't need to be idle chit chat, it can be links to articles you find interesting, photos of books covers you like, videos of me blabbing about blogging 🙂 … but if every post is "read my blog," you'll lose followers.

  • KLM

    Aw, Meghan, you're just so dang cute. Love watching your (smart) videos even when you don't shake your white girl groove thang with Milli Vanilli.

    • meghancward

      I think it will be a long time before you see me shake my groove thing again, Kristen!

  • Kristan

    Love the reminder that blogging isn't the only way to get our writing out there! I mean, does anyone submit to magazines anymore? Haha. I kid — I know they get tons of submissions — but it seems like no one talks about that anymore. Nowadays it's all platform, platform, platform. And by platform, I mean social media. 😛

    • meghancward

      It's true that it's more difficult than ever to get articles published in magazines. But yes, people are doing it! Here at the SF Grotto, authors are publishing in the New York Times, O, Wired, Salon, etc. every week.

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  • Jame Stevenel

    Good to read your post 🙂

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