Backtrack two years, and I’d never even heard about blogging. At that point. I’d started writing my first book: a collection of Short Stories and vignettes, which ultimately became ’25 Stories of Life and Love in Australia’.
Writing a book was one thing: blogging, quite another. And I had no idea that authors were expected to share their life with the rest of the world, by way of writing a blog.
But, once I’d tasted it, I began to relish blogging. It has so much going for it.
Blogging allows for immediate publication. There’s no need to wait: and many posts are so much better for being relevant to current circumstances. Flowers, seasons, new literary releases, current affairs: the list is endless.
More: results can be almost immediate. Within minutes, I’ve had positive feedback: thoughtful comments, or even a simple ‘like’ bring their reward.
Linked to this is the associations: even friendships: that can be engendered between bloggers and their readers. Meaningful conversations can be had, and information transferred between blogger and commentator. What other medium allows for such easy and potentially valuable communication?
Sure, social networking sites also have this application, yet blogging seems to me to have greater potential. Don’t the other sites tend to have much scantier development of ideas?
Lastly, there’s the ever-present potential to be nominated out of the blue for Blogging Awards. I’ve been nominated twice: The Versatile Blogger and The Sunshine Award. Fun!
If you’re thinking about starting your own blog: well, think no more. Just do it!