It's pretty commonly accepted knowledge that blogging is an important marketing tool for a writer. And yet, everyone seems to have a blog. How could I, unpublished as I am, compete in the world of blogs? I have some interesting (maybe) things to say, but not enough to post something every day or every other day.
I'm not a big blog reader, but some of the most interesting blogs I've visited aren't written by one person. These blogs have mulitple contributers who post in a rotation, with guest blogs and whatnot thrown in there too. I really enjoy the various perspectives, experiences, and voices the multiple posters bring to the blog.
This idea of group blogging appeals to me. Alone, I would have trouble coming up with frequent posts. Alone, I would have trouble attracting and keeping readers. Alone, motivation might be hard to maintain.
With a group, however, there would be more posts, more insights, more anecdotes, and more inspiration. Two heads are better than one. Three better than two. Etc.
I'm interested in pursuing this idea and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or was interested in starting up a group blog. I write YA urban fantasy, and I think to be successful a blog has to have some sort of theme, so I'd be most interested in either other fantasy writers or other YA writers who might like to team up -- but I'm totally open to suggestions.
I'm not planning to start a blog next week. I'm just looking to open discussion and see what comes of it. Like the idea? Think it's dumb? Know of a really good group blog -- or a really bad one?
PS - Is there an official term for "group blog"? I have no idea.