What do you think of it?
When the next four are finished/completed/ published, I will have to re-think the banner for sure.
My blog has grown over the last four years with numerous followers and commenters and a wealth of information and fun. I love the connections I make through this medium – writers from all over the world. People I would never have the pleasure of ‘meeting’ in any other way. Proof of these connections are the number of flags I have managed to collect on my flag counter, which gives me a real kick when I see another one added. (I know I’m a kid, but it makes me happy. For example I just purchased 3 Minion soft toys to hang near my writing desk – never underestimate the power of a smile.)
My blog has developed over the years and I have maintained and updated it as my experience and body of work has increased. It is my own personal showcase in many ways and I am honored so many of you share it with me. None of us know what the future holds but I hope to continue developing this blog and connecting with more of you. Sharing our writing journey is a wonderful way to support and encourage each other.
“Blogging is a communications mechanism handed to us by the long tail of the Internet.” Tom Foremski
“Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.” Brian Clark
Today’s prompt is – What quote would you devise to sum up your feelings about your blog?
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.
I found this link, which has easy to follow steps http://www.yourwriterplatform.com/actions-to-build-writer-platform/
What have you discovered when building your platform?
Care to share your tips?