Someone asked me why I blogged and my answer surprised me. I started to say that I do it because I’ve written a book and want to build a readership and a following; then I changed my mind. That may have been why I “started” to blog, but that’s not why I continue to blog.
I enjoy the writing and I enjoy stopping by other blog sites to visit people who share that passion. How great to read what’s happening on Ramble Street with Nan Marino. I’ve known her for several years now. We’ve shared manuscripts, watched the books we edited for each other debut, discovered that we have a lot in common and care about each other.
It’s great to stop by Mel Higgins’ blog and see what funny Veggie Contest she’s doing or what she has to say about writing and living and being Mel. We’ve also exchanged manuscripts and coffee and a conference. I’d never have known Mel if I hadn’t been blogging and sharing writing online.
If I need a mini vacation I zip over to Bish’s beautiful island and learn about the flowers and fruit and imagine the sea around me and the sand between my toes. Lovely.
Once in a while I crave music or some family stories and that takes me to Kelly’s lively blog where I’m always greeted by her smile and warm heartedness.
I learn a lot when I pop into Market My Words and read Shelli’s posts about her writing, interviews with agents, other writers and agents.
There are a lot more and next time I feel the need to answer the question, “Why do you blog?” I’ll post about all those other writers who share so much with me and who make blogging worth the time and effort.
I’d love hear why you blog. What keeps you writing and posting?
Oh, and about that free Christmas gift. Mike Jung is obviously going to win Flash Burnout if you let him. He must want to read L.K. Madigan’s book in the worst way–quite a compliment to that author.