Monday, May 24, 2010

Should I Have a Blog?

The question of blogging is often a question over whether the writer wishes to get the constant attention of a large audience. Whether for business or personal reasons, simply put – a blog is a wonderful idea. As an author or hopeful-author, this can be an important step to take as it helps you stay in touch with your audience. Knowing who your goal audience is can be difficult and time-consuming, but with the help of a blog and a bit of work, you may find your audience coming to you for updates, extra information and more. In addition, you will be able to reach a much wider audience base than you would through the process of only advertising your writing or name.

Marketers will tell you that the single largest obstacle that any person faces when trying to either sell a concept, service or product, is that the people you are trying to reach do not know who you are or what you have. Overall, a blog can be very beneficial to anyone. Even readers can write reviews of novels and have their opinions known, furthering the grapevine of who will come to know your name and writing. Some reviewers with top-notch blogs are even sent copies of a novel for review, which would make an excellent opportunity for you to get to know fellow bloggers and increase your audience.

Although blogs can be time consuming, it is very important to get the word out about you. Post your blog on search websites, use online tools to help spread the word, hold contests and make frequent announcements about your blog to your audience. If you don’t let people know you have a blog, they will likely never learn that it or you exist. The more the world knows you are out there, the more you will succeed in your endeavors.

Remember – you will succeed as an author only if you work hard, go the extra mile and believe in yourself! If you have the dream of making it as an author, you have everything you need to make that dream a reality.

Best of luck!

The Bokheim Chu

2 comments:

Very well said.

It does appear that having a blog is a necessary tool to further ones career. Albeit, that is not the reason I started mine. Saying that, both my blog and I have evolved. For the better, I would hope.

Changing times.

May 24, 2010 at 8:20 PM

I hope you get as much out of my blog as I've gotten out of yours. Very insightful!
I am now a follower.
God Bless, Bob
http://westbob.blogspot.com/2010/05/god-vs-science.html

May 31, 2010 at 8:05 PM

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