Blogging is so hard. Are you tempted to quit?
Or maybe quit just this week? Next week, you’ll get back to it. Surely.
Guess what folks, meeting the simple discipline of your weekly or twice-weekly blog post will hone you for dealing with what can be a big issue in the publishing world: the temptation to miss your writing deadlines. Publishers will stop working with you if this becomes a problem.
Surely if you set out to blog once or twice a week, you can do it somehow.
Now, here’s another thought. If writing your own personal blog just isn’t working out for you, you can join a group writers’ blog and post less often. There are more and more of these out there. Find one in your genre, or start one. Be sure to aim your posts at potential readers — they are the whole reason for blogging, after all.
And don’t forget to announce your blog posts, wherever they are, on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to draw a wider audience. Better yet, get a group of authors in your genre together to FB and tweet each others’ posts to their followings. A Facebook closed group works well for communicating these things.
A final thought. If you have to choose between blogging and writing your novel, choose the novel. It’s the core business, after all. The more novels you have, the more the readers will be able to find you. But it might take longer than if you were out there drumming up a social media following.