What Is The Point of A Blog?

I read this while half-asleep this AM, and I was 110% smitten with Catherine, Caffeinated‘s words. I mean, it IS a good question, right? I certainly wax poetic to all of my clients, about the merits of blogging, and admittedly, spend far more time on my personal blog than my biz blog and occasionally on my husband and children. It’s my space, and I dig it. And thanks to Catherine, Caffeinated, I can dig it all the more. After all, writers have to write. And, as you’ll note upon visiting my blog, sometimes, 140 characters just isn’t enough.

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

What is the point of a blog? is a question I’m asked time and time again. Most of the time, these would be self-publishers are asking me where does a blog fit into the scheme of things?What’s its place in my overall plan? How do I know if it’s working, if I’m blogging well?

But sometimes, they’re asking something else, something a bit frightening. They’re asking what is the point of a blog? because they actually don’t see the point of having one.

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Utterly irrelevant photo, but LOOK HOW PRETTY!

What is the point of a book?

Writers write. We may be locked forever in the battle between I hate writing and I love having written, and we may write not every single day, and there may be enough dust on the top page of our most recently finished manuscript for someone to write ‘REVISE ME’ in it…

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new blogging creds

ShopMoxie:

I was thrilled to receive a very supportive and enthusiastic email from ShopMoxie founder Tom Tovar regarding the site’s Bloggers Get Local Program and (cartwheels) my joining on as a blogger. I was particularly excited because he said some very nice things about my writing, my past experience, and was surprisingly kind about my just starting a new blog (this one!) and not having all the appropriate rankings.

Probably what impressed me the most, was that he took the time to review the writing samples that I’d sent, and my social media sites for background information. Another fellow blogger received a similarly thoughtful email, and expressed sentiments much like mine. When you’re sending things out into cyberspace, it’s very hard to know if and how they’re being received when there’s no reply. The time I spent compiling information was well worth the effort, and I may be one of the lead-off guest bloggers on top of the shop local component.

Small stuff to some, but since I recently decided to see what I could make happen in the blogging universe, this is a great start.

No Kid Hungry:

I also recently became part of the No Kid Hungry/Share our Strength blogger team, and this is equally exciting. I am very serious about my commitment to helping end hunger locally and globally, and it is an honor to be associated with a renown and hardworking organization that is hell-bent on making change happen around the world. So far, I have been a better tweeter than a blogger for the cause, but I’ve only just gotten started. Stay tuned. Oh, and check out my cool badge on the sidebar menu—proudly displayed.

welcome to my latest project