To Blog or not to Blog?

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A week or so I reached a milestone on my blog: I published my 100th post. Woo hoo.

I started writing blog posts 3 years ago, however, only started publishing them on my website in September last year. So in fact I’ve actually written about 250 posts but only 100 have seen the light of day.

My US distributor had encouraged me last year to become an active blogger writing two or three posts a week so I could build a community of readers who might then read Angelguard. But writing and publishing blog posts doesn’t necessarily get you readers. Readers, firstly, have to find your blog.

For six months or so I published two or three posts a week on various subjects:

  • my publishing journey
  • some perspectives on spiritual warfare and prayer as that is what Angelguard is about,
  • my musings on what I’m studying and reading,
  • book reviews.

I don’t have many readers and that’s okay for now. It’s a journey which I’m enjoying.

Should fiction authors blog? If you’d like to read the rest of this post, today I’m blogging over at International Christian Fiction Writers (ICFW), so pop on over and join the discussion.

4 replies
  1. Cherie
    Cherie says:

    Interesting debate on this topic. Congratulations on your 100th post!

    I’m not sure either whether blogging helps or not. For an unpublished author I think it shows potential agents and publishers that you are familiar with social media and willing to do your part in promotion. And, regular blogging shows a dedication to a commitment. Just my 2 cents 🙂

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    • Ian
      Ian says:

      I think you’ve made some insightful points, Cherie. One of the challenges, though, for we little known authors, whether published or unpublished, is what key platform do we use to build a following. It’s an interesting topic.

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