The last two weeks have been head scratchers. Week 41 of the #MFRWauthor blog hop is no different. Week 41. Can't believe the year is nearly over.
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If you've been following along, you know my writing career started out by blogging. A game I play inspired the first book and it's taken off from there. Albeit slowly, but the wheels are turning, and more and more characters join the merry band of misfits already in my head.
Since I started out blogging, having one for my author stuff wasn't a huge stretch. Not to mention, all information sources talk about the need to build an author platform. Social media accounts, a website, a blog.
What was an issue was what to put on my blog. I'm new to this and still learning, so I didn't really feel like it was my place to try and give advice. I'm a slow writer, so I don't have short stories or anything to share. I don't have any "inspiration" for what I blog about. I blog like I write, whatever hits me at the time. This could be a leading factor in why my blog collected dust for a while. I wasn't inspired to write, and therefore not inspired to blog.
Music Mondays. I don't post every Monday, but if there is a song that I have enjoyed, I share it and say what I like about it.
Other things you'll find here will be the occasional book review. Nothing major, simply me sharing my thoughts about what I've read. I don't review every book I read, but I am trying to do more.
I do another blog hop, this is a monthly one hosted by IWSG: Insecure Writers Support Group. That name pulled me in, because I am a very insecure writer and that group, along with the blog hop is what got me to the point I am now, a second completed draft. It's because of that group that I started working on Not Broken again.
My blog is a hodge-podge of stuff. All the advice you read about social media is to be "real" to show your potential readers things that connect with you. That's what I do. I share when I have something to share. Everything I share is what's relevant at the time, and it's not all about trying to push my next book. There is some of that, but since I only have one out and the next one on the way, it's not been a lot. And even when I have more, I don't see that changing.
So there you have it. Not sure if I answered the question correctly, but it's what I came up with. Be sure to stop by and see what the other authors had to say.
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