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Should You Be Blogging?

August 3rd, 2015

blogger-download-blogThis week’s video clip is from Meghan Ward, an American writer and editor. It’s only short and I know that what she says about blogging may seem inconclusive: if you enjoy it and feel you can do it well, then it’s a big asset; but if you don’t enjoy it, find other means of promoting your writing.

I agree entirely with this. If you’re comfortable getting into a routine and posting regularly, and you really have something interesting to say about your writing on a regular basis, then it’s a great way to promote yourself and your work. If you struggle with this then you’re perhaps better using other social media platforms to keep yourself in the public eye. And remember, whatever you choose, make sure you keep a sense of balance. There’s no point spending so long on it that you can’t find enough time to write!

Also, there’s been a huge upsurge on video blogs. There are loads of YouTube clips telling you how to make them. But proceed with care! Unless you’re really confident and know how to present yourself then you might be better sticking to a written blog.  Do you really want to have to face the camera every week, come rain or shine, and make yourself engaging to an audience? I know I certainly wouldn’t.

Finally, if you are considering setting up a blog and have never done it before have a look at the Build Your Own Blog site. Matthew Loomis provides plenty of useful information, in a light and humorous way.

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