Today’s question is: How did you build your author platform? Was it by personal effort or did you have professional help?
Last week’s discussion answered this question: If you were given the opportunity to form a book club with your favorite authors of all time, which legends or contemporary writers would you want to become a part of the club?
A big celebration today as I write my 600th blog post…I’m stunned that I’ve managed to make this milestone.
So how should I celebrate? A glass of wine? Leaps of joy? Well both of these to be frank.
How do you celebrate your blogging milestones?
When I began this blog on 8th August 2010, it was to give myself an author platform, which at the time seemed rather precocious as my writing career had only just begun. With support and encouragement from my mentor, Linda J Pedley, and the members of the Writers Foundation of Strathcona County, I have exceed all my dreams of creating novels, blogging and launching my freelance business. The subsequent years have seen me on a steep learning curve, filled with new experiences and finding and sharing with people I would not have known existed otherwise.
A blog is so much more than a place to spout your opinion or showcase your work, it is the portal to a community.
Thank you all for following my blog, for your comments and reblogs and for accompanying me on this journey along the writers path.
Long may we continue – learning, sharing and supporting each other.
As writers, whether published or not, we are advised to build a platform. For many of us this sentence garners panic and numerous questions of ‘how?’
The internet is full of ‘how to’ pages – everything from creating a synopsis of your novel to genre sub-sections and of course how to build your platform. Some are so complicated we become disillusioned extremely quickly and question our ability to succeed.