I’ve noticed a recurring theme orbiting in blogo-sphere that applies to new writers (I still consider myself a new writer). That is, don’t waste your time setting up a blog. Rather, one should concentrate on learning the ins-and-outs of how to write, and then place fingertips on keyboard or put pen to paper and write a sizzling book.
Those points are valid, but imagine what would have happened if I didn’t set up a blog. I wouldn’t have…
- connected with editors, writers, artists, and readers,
- made amazing new friends,
- received support and encouragement,
- been able to showcase Mindful Masterpieces,
- attended a writer’s conference,
- belonged to super-duper writing groups,
- won a slew of books,
- terrific customers,
- been on Facebook, LinkedIn or Fine Art America.
- a Website and a Whimsical Shop, and
- been able to share the limelight with Matilda and Indygo (Indy).
The reason I blog isn’t just about building a platform to sell books or products, it’s about building relationships.
I would love to link every blog that has impacted me, but the list would be exhaustive and I’d forget someone important. To those of you who have opened portals and provided golden opportunities—thank you! 🙂
Along with my “Thank You” whimsical work of art, I offer two disclaimers of gratitude.
I admire and appreciate all of you! Your encouraging comments spur me to keep-on-bloggin’.
I admire and appreciate you too! You work tirelessly to write fantastic posts. Although I may not comment on each one, I read THEM ALL. Your posts encourage, inspire, inform and challenge me, and they make me howl with laughter and bring me to tears.
To those of you who read my fluffy posts and don’t comment—thank you! 🙂 I sense you’re reading though. Heck, I know you’re reading because I receive emails. Here’s one I must share. Don’t worry I won’t blow your cover. You may never send me another email. In fact, you might delete my blog. I’m willing to chance it.
“I just read your fur baby blog. I think I’m going into diabetic shock. If you don’t get all the awards for cutest, friendliest, most feel-good blog, then I’m Martha Stewart. And I know that you have won awards and have a decent growing following, and I think it’s great and justly deserved. This is why my blog would never take off. I can’t bring myself to do that. Also, with some of the people I know, well, they’d never let me live it down if I was so, so, happy is the word, I guess. Hell, none of my friends even know I have a blog (other than yourself).
They should link our blogs together as Black & White, Yin and Yang, Polar Opposites, or some such thing. After they get a load of my blog they can wash that bitter taste it leaves with your sparkling, refreshing and joyful blog.
You tell anyone I said all that and I’ll deny it.”
Have no fear, I received permission to post this feel-good, make my head not fit through the door, email.
So for little old me, I’m happy I started a blog! 🙂
Are you happy you started a blog? Why do you blog?
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