Blogging is not my thing.
I keep this little page running as a connection point to the readers I hope to have one day. Is it the chicken or the egg? I don’t know, but I do know that it’s impossible to predict where each opportunity will lead. Maybe this page is a little embarrassing because it’s so thin. Maybe I’m a hack with artwork. I’m not a blogging expert and it’s not where I want to spend my hard-won free time. Oh, and you bots you keep trying to hack me and hijack my site are really annoying.
My own blog is a bit loosey-goosey. For sanity’s sake, it needs to be.
I’ve been a member of 10 Minute Novelists on Facebook for the past couple years. As of September, I’ve begun to guest blog for their website. I know, I know. I just said I hated blogging. My guest blogs are a work of passion and pride in service to the group of writers and most especially the leader, Katharine Grubb. I consider them to be my coworkers and friends. I’m excited when they succeed. I worry when natural disasters affect their homes. Blogging is yet another way I support the mission.
I’ve learned most of what I know about the writing business within the confines of this cozy group. So when I blog for them I agonize about a topic. I stress to make the deadline. Don’t get me started the SEO requirements, but I’m learning how to make blogs pop. As with most things, the more you participate, the more you learn. I’m also writing on the topic of writing. Who am I to blog about this topic? I feel like nobody, but I’m on the path and learning like all writers. The blogs I write relate to my path.
In September, I contributed an article entitled Writing Prompts are Everywhere. .
My October post is a throwback to the basics in What Good Writers Do
No matter how many times I check my blogs or run through Grammarly, I find typos. If you do find one, let me know and I’ll fix ’em. Do you blog? Do you like it? Tell me about your topic and the hardest part for you!