37 Reasons Why A Writer Starts A Blog #writers #SundayBlogShare

 

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Ever wondered what possesses a writer to start a blog? I mean haven’t writers got enough on their literary plates – do they really need the extra creative pressures from blogging?

You will be surprised. Check out 37 reasons below:

  1. They are looking for new ways of procrastinating.
  2. The writer wants to build an online following.
  3. The writer feels like they are missing out as all their writer friends blog.
  4. The writer is interested in acquiring and building valuable online marketing skills.
  5. They are bored with writing a novel and need a draft-cation. 
  6. The writer wants to connect with other writers.
  7. They need something else in their life to get obsessed about.
  8. The writer wants to sharpen their prose.
  9. They want to keep family, friends and contacts updated on their writing journey.
  10. The writer thinks their book fans will benefit from reading about their writing struggles, how bloody hard it was to write the book that they are reading, their creative demons and the many emotional states they went through whilst editing the first draft.
  11. They want to validate whether they can actually write stuff that people want to read. If they don’t get any likes or followers they still plan to carry on writing their novel.
  12. They want to connect with their readers on a deeper level.
  13. They want to try out writing under a different name.
  14. The writer thinks a blog will force them to write on a regular basis.
  15. They believe a blog will challenge them as a writer.
  16. They want to be able to have a regular moan about writing with other like-minded souls.
  17. The writer wants to command a corner of the internet.
  18. The writer wants to use their blog as a way of introducing their characters to the world.
  19. The writer wants to use their blog to interview other writers, reviewers and bloggers as a way of sharing best practices and writing tips.
  20. They want to use their blog as a way of finding their writing voice.
  21. The writer wants to increase exposure of their name / brand.
  22. They view blogging as a way of coming out of their writer cave.
  23. Blogging helps keep their writing muscle toned.
  24. They see blogging as a way of easing their writing loneliness.
  25. A blog will provide them with a regular creative outlet, which in the long-term will stop them from going insane.
  26. The writer wants some quick writing action – sigh!
  27. A blog will allow them to sample and road test new story concepts via flash fiction and short stories.
  28. They like the idea of designing something and adorning it with nice, pretty images.
  29. The writer wants to leave a virtual legacy for future generations.
  30. The writer has read somewhere that a blog is valuable when approaching agents and publishers.
  31. It gives the writer something else to moan about to loved ones and friends as grumbling about their half-finished novel is becoming tedious.
  32. The writer needs another excuse for not doing housework.
  33. The writer’s loved one wanted something else to talk about during ‘romantic pillow talk’ time (the writer’s novel word count updates were no longer interesting) so the writer came up with the idea of starting a blog! Yay! Now ‘romantic pillow talk’ includes views, visitor stats and follower numbers!
  34. They think being referred to as a blogger is cooler than being called a writer.
  35. The writer wants to get emotionally attached to another creative project.
  36. The writer thinks blogging will be a valuable networking opportunity.
  37. The writer has heard that bloggers know how to enjoy themselves and have a good time. The writer is curious to see just how wild these bloggers are! Sigh…

Have a fabulous day!

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42 thoughts on “37 Reasons Why A Writer Starts A Blog #writers #SundayBlogShare

  1. Why did this ‘writer’ start her blog??!! Because she forgot she was a writer, and it helped her reawaken her creativity again!

      1. It is so much fun. But know it is a TON of work. But I’m a crazy person, I’m thinking of starting another one, don’t listen to me ever.

  2. lol All of the above and then some. I don’t know if I needed something else to occupy my time or needed an excuse to stop others from occupying my time. At any rate, it consumes a lot of time.

  3. Too true! I got on to social media because my publishers thought it was a Good Idea To Sell Books. Did it sell books? Uh… no. But it did make me friends across the world, which to me is more important.

  4. Hi Lucy…relate to most of these…. number 11 especially…my blog a touch of validation and at times a sanctuary from the indifference of the like of Twitter and Wattpad…for me.

  5. It is appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to
    be happy. I have read this post and if I could I
    want to suggest you some interesting things or tips. Maybe you could write
    next articles referring to this article. I want to read even more things about
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  6. Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a completely different topic
    but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Superb choice of colors!

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