Why Did You Start Blogging?
The words "blog" and "blogging" have become almost as much a part of the English language as hamburger and fries. In fact, blogs have become part of the mainstream media and are often sourced by traditional media.
People tend to blog for various reasons. Some do it to vent. Some do it to drive business. Some to it to drive business and vent.
Personally, I began blogging in 2005 and wanted a blog that would tell people about me and my life as an aspiring author.
As time moved on, I found I spent more time talking about other writers at my blog, than about me. While that certainly provided fresh content for my blog on a regular basis, it certainly didn't help readers get to know me any better.
So, in July 2007, I began a book blog and decided to leave my original blog just to talk about me and my writing.
Many things have changed since then.
My original blog has been combined with my book blog; I started a children's book blog to serve a niche market; and, I also have two others blogs that I maintain on a regular basis.
I became a virtual book tour coordinator for Pump Up Your Book Promotion and began looking for interesting and fun bloggers to host my clients. Once the wave of the future, virtual book tours are now fairly standard methods of online book promotion.
All my blogs still tell readers a bit about me, which is why I began blogging in the first place. I'll probably start a new blog soon for my upcoming release of "The Little Shepherd Boy" from Guardian Angel Publishing.
What about you? Why did you start blogging? Have you stayed true to your original ideas? How have they changed since you began blogging? What do you think the future holds for you and your blog?