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message 1: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Adorno (danieladorno) | 96 comments Any bloggers on here? I've tried to keep a consistent weekly blog on my website for the past few months and there are times when keeping that schedule can prove to be a challenge. Plus coming up with good, insightful topics to blog about is also difficult, but it helps stretch my writer muscles!

What about you? Do you blog? If so, what about? If not, then why not? I'd love to hear about everyone's blogs or desire to blog :)


message 2: by Kendra (new)

Kendra Ardnek | 114 comments I blog at knittedbygodsplan.blogspot.com, mostly about writing, whether it be my own books, or writing advice. I sometimes talk about various cliches and do commentaries on fairy tales as well, and I post a monthly link-up called Character Encounter, where I assign a location and you can encounter your character there on your blog.


message 3: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Kazmierczak | 8 comments Hi Daniel

I blog, but with my book recently published I have not had so much time. I blog under the name Maggie Kaz (http://youaregodsblessing.blogspot.co...)
and share my thoughts on Christian themes as and when I feel urged to do so. I also blog about my book on a separate blog site. (http://howtomakevictoriasponge.blogsp...)


message 4: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Adorno (danieladorno) | 96 comments That's awesome, Kendra. You're a prolific writer and great work on the blog posts, they're very informative! Best of luck on your writing endeavors for NaNoWriMo, you're off to a great start it seems on your next novel.


message 5: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Adorno (danieladorno) | 96 comments Hi Margaret, good idea on having separate blogs for yourself and your book. Do you find that splits your audience when you blog on two separate sites or do the same people visit both blogs regularly?


message 6: by Sydney (new)

Sydney (sydneypaigemccutcheon) | 38 comments Hi,

I think having a definite schedule for a blog makes it's harder and less fun.
I just started to have a blog on my Goodreads author page, I have only written two so far and I'm happy with those -- I think for me if I made myself write a blog habitually that it would no fun (I used to have a monthly deadline for something I wrote and it felt like a burden after a while, finally I had to stop).
The best time to write is when you feel inspired but I guess if it's more for a business then you do need deadlines and such probably.
Just have fun with it though because when you are having fun it shows in the blog and readers will have fun. :)

Hope that helps.


Sydney


message 7: by Mojoboy31 (new)

Mojoboy31 | 83 comments I write for a blog that does movie, tv, and book reviews, top ten lists, culture rants about things that bug us, etc.


message 8: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Adorno (danieladorno) | 96 comments Hey Sydney,

I used to have the same outlook on blogging, but recently I've come to find that having a deadline is actually a good thing. Knowing that I have to get a post done by Monday helps me more disciplined about my writing and it carries over into my other projects. Plus I find the more that I write, the more inspiration I get! For me, it's all about getting a higher daily word count and I found when I was lax on deadlines, my writing sessions were less frequent. But it can vary from writer to writer. You're right about having fun though, readers can definitely tell when you're just going through the motions and I certainly don't want that! :)


message 9: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Adorno (danieladorno) | 96 comments Hey mojo, care to share what blog you're referring to? I wrote a review for a blog that seems to cover the same topics.


message 10: by Mojoboy31 (new)

Mojoboy31 | 83 comments We call ourselves, 'The Ministers of Good Taste'.


message 11: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Adorno (danieladorno) | 96 comments haha, I dig the name :D


message 12: by Margaret (new)

Margaret Kazmierczak | 8 comments Daniel wrote: "Hi Margaret, good idea on having separate blogs for yourself and your book. Do you find that splits your audience when you blog on two separate sites or do the same people visit both blogs regularly?"

Hi Daniel, I tend to blog to different communities, ie if it is about the book then I aim it at readers, authors etc communities. However I do at times cross over with a link from my book blog to my personal blog if I feel it is appropriate to get to a wider audience. Some people are friends on both blogs when they realize I am the author of the book!


message 13: by Brianna, So get up. Get up and FIGHT BACK. (new)

Brianna (briannagpeterson) | 109 comments Mod
I have a blog, but thanks to being a sophomore in high school, I haven't posted much lately. Plenty of stories on there, so have a go!
http://thecomebackkidsblog.wordpress....


message 14: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Adorno (danieladorno) | 96 comments Margaret, that's wonderful! It's great that you can get some crossover from different blogs and reach multiple readers.

Brianna, wow, you do have a lot of content on your blog. When I was your age I wasn't writing half as much, so keep up the good work!


message 15: by Morgan (new)

Morgan | 318 comments I do have a blog over on my website, www.morganhuneke.com. I try to post once a week, usually something sort of writing related, but I also do book reviews and things about issues, political, Christianity related, and other things that interest me. Right now, I'm writing posts on my favorite fictional characters when I can't think of anything else to post. I also have a book and movie review blog I run with my sisters, www.shirereviews.blogspot.com.


message 16: by Brianna, So get up. Get up and FIGHT BACK. (new)

Brianna (briannagpeterson) | 109 comments Mod
Daniel wrote: "Margaret, that's wonderful! It's great that you can get some crossover from different blogs and reach multiple readers.

Brianna, wow, you do have a lot of content on your blog. When I was your age..."


Writing is my favorite thing to do, so I do it frequently. J My dad gets frustrated as my computer becomes more and more worn, even after only two years of use!


message 17: by Daniel (new)

Daniel Adorno (danieladorno) | 96 comments Morgan, great idea on writing blog posts of your favorite fictional characters, that's a fun topic to write about I'm sure. I might just have to do that myself!

Brianna, are you participating in NaNoWriMo this year? I'm sure with as much writing as you do, that would be a great outlet ;)


message 18: by Shantelle (new)

Shantelle Hey. I blog at A Writer's Heart (http://shantellemaryh.blogspot.com/). About my writings, books and movies I like, and random other things. Writers write I guess. Blogging is just such fun for me. And its really a good way for a budding author to kind of get their name out and connect with readers and writers. Also I think its great how authors band together and do cover reveals and books spotlights with each other. Great way to help each other out in the world of publishing (especially independently-publishing)! :)


message 19: by notyourfriend (last edited Dec 04, 2014 06:30PM) (new)

notyourfriend (amemori) | 15 comments I'm new to blogging but, yea. I'm here:
http://inthistwistedworld.wordpress.com/


message 20: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Awesome blogs, guys! :)


message 21: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
My blog is not very active anymore but I do have a decent bit on it.

http://intro-spectional.blogspot.com/

http://intro-spectional.blogspot.com/...


message 22: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
I just started a blog, and it's certainly not consistent, but you guys can check it out if you'd like: www.readwritelaughdance.wordpress.com


message 23: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
Hey, checked out the blog. I liked it and think it's very well set up. Loved the book reviews and short stories.


message 24: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Thanks!!! :D


message 25: by Sydney (new)

Sydney (sydneypaigemccutcheon) | 38 comments Lena wrote: "I just started a blog, and it's certainly not consistent, but you guys can check it out if you'd like: www.readwritelaughdance.wordpress.com"

That's awesome! Congrats Lena! :)


message 26: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Thank you, Sydney!!


message 27: by Sydney (new)

Sydney (sydneypaigemccutcheon) | 38 comments Lena wrote: "Thank you, Sydney!!"

:)


message 28: by Julieann (new)

Julieann Couture (julieann_couture) | 4 comments I've got a new blog at kintsugichristian.com where I'll post mainly about growing in the faith and healing through God. I'm just getting into the swing of things and I'm trying to post consistently on Fridays. I plan to eventually have it include the writing side of my calling. :)


message 29: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Julieann (J.C.) wrote: "I've got a new blog at kintsugichristian.com where I'll post mainly about growing in the faith and healing through God. I'm just getting into the swing of things and I'm trying to post consistently..."

Neat!


message 30: by Lavay (new)

Lavay Byrd | 73 comments I used to have a author blog. I thought it would be fun to have one.

I posted once a week, talking about my children's books, but "assumed" that my blog shouldn't be promoting me or my books.

I looked at other blogs for ideas. I posted a couple of book reviews, but then... along the way, I guess it got into a depressing battle that I had to get rid of it. It was too much on my emotions.

Any way, I would post a little on Facebook or use my Goodreads blog, and that's about it.

I have great ideas on using a blog for "book tours" or maybe book reviews, once I start my YA series, but I keep getting this feeling that I don't "need" a blog. To be honest, I don't know what's the RIGHT way to use an author/book blog!

I'm not even sure if I'm in the right position for a blog... especially when I'm writing/publishing two different series for two different age groups!


message 31: by Jason (new)

Jason Hein (jasonphein) | 216 comments Mod
If the blog was too much you might try twitter and facebook. (Might link with other things too) But if you have an Author profile on face book you can actually set it to automatically send all you facebook posts to tweet them on your twitter account. So you can actually run two social media accounts with one post.


message 32: by Sierra (new)

Sierra | 78 comments I just got a blog a couple of weeks ago, it's http://flightsfromtheaerie.blogspot.com/


message 33: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Awesome blog, Sierra!


message 35: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Following them both! ;)


message 36: by C.B. (new)

C.B. Cook (cbcook) | 185 comments :D And I'm following yours!


message 37: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
:D thx!


message 38: by Brianna, So get up. Get up and FIGHT BACK. (new)

Brianna (briannagpeterson) | 109 comments Mod
C.B. wrote: "I have two blogs, http://proverbs31teen.wordpress.com and http://theworldofthewriter.wordpress.com. :)"

OH MY GOSH! I didn't realize you ran the Proverbs 31 teen blog! I love that one! I haven't been on there forever(haven't been on a lot of things forever) but you've got awesome posts!


message 39: by C.B. (new)

C.B. Cook (cbcook) | 185 comments Brianna wrote: "C.B. wrote: "I have two blogs, http://proverbs31teen.wordpress.com and http://theworldofthewriter.wordpress.com. :)"

OH MY GOSH! I didn't realize you ran the Proverbs 31 teen blog! I love that one..."


Thanks!!! :D Are you the one who did the comebackkids blog?


message 40: by Brianna, So get up. Get up and FIGHT BACK. (new)

Brianna (briannagpeterson) | 109 comments Mod
C.B. wrote: "Brianna wrote: "C.B. wrote: "I have two blogs, http://proverbs31teen.wordpress.com and http://theworldofthewriter.wordpress.com. :)"

OH MY GOSH! I didn't realize you ran the Proverbs 31 teen blog!..."


Yep, that's me! Kinda cool we "met" each other! :P


message 41: by C.B. (new)

C.B. Cook (cbcook) | 185 comments Brianna wrote: "C.B. wrote: "Brianna wrote: "C.B. wrote: "I have two blogs, http://proverbs31teen.wordpress.com and http://theworldofthewriter.wordpress.com. :)"

OH MY GOSH! I didn't realize you ran the Proverbs ..."


It is! :D


message 42: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
I just started a mailing list over at my blog: https://readwritelaughdance.wordpress.... You're welcome to sign up if you're interested! :)


message 43: by Sierra (new)

Sierra Faith (bookaddict_98) | 190 comments Mod
I just signed up Lena! :D


message 44: by Sierra (new)

Sierra Faith (bookaddict_98) | 190 comments Mod
Rewally excited! I have a blog! Well, not quite officially.. it doesn't have any posts :D But I can't wait to write some and get it in action!


message 45: by C.B. (new)

C.B. Cook (cbcook) | 185 comments So awesome!!!!! Can you give us a link???


message 46: by Sierra (new)

Sierra Faith (bookaddict_98) | 190 comments Mod
https://26countlesspossibilities.word...

Here is the link :) I am doing it with a friend!


message 47: by C.B. (new)

C.B. Cook (cbcook) | 185 comments So awesome! I'm now following you! ;)


message 48: by Sierra (new)

Sierra | 78 comments Congrats Sierra, that's awesome! I'm following you now!
I'll have to check out all of these blogs :D


message 49: by Sierra (new)

Sierra Faith (bookaddict_98) | 190 comments Mod
Sierra *Soar on wings like eagles* wrote: "Congrats Sierra, that's awesome! I'm following you now!
I'll have to check out all of these blogs :D"


C.B. wrote: "So awesome! I'm now following you! ;)"

Thanks guys! I will be posting on Tuesdays and Fridays so you will have regular stuff :) My friend is posting two day a week too!


message 50: by Lena, Shot through the heart, and you're to blame (new)

Lena (lenakarynn) | 1526 comments Mod
Cool!! :) I followed you!


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