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#1 SW George

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

I'm early (very early on) in my writing, but the question of a blog is picking at me. I don't want to wait until my manuscript is almost ready and then start writing. Then again, with it being so early on, I'm not sure what I'd say in my entries just yet anyhow.

 

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:49 AM

I started mine early on so I could get the feel for the program and understand the features. Mind you, I've been blogging for years and there are still things that I can't grasp. :humph:

 

Also, if you start early, you've feel more comfortable when the time comes to utilize it as a marketing too.   

 

Starting early will also help you determine if you like to blog or not. Some authors find it a daunting ordeal and panic because they constantly hear that an author HAS to blog.


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

Thanks, Darke!

 

I'm waffling between Blogger and WordPress. I'm familiar with WordPress, which means I'm also familiar with the pluses and minuses. Blogger is less-known to me, but I suspect may be easier to maintain in the short term...thoughts on either?



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

I blog on both. :tongue: 

 

I use blogger because it was one of the first and I have followers there that I don't want to lose. Wordpress is my 'main' blog now. I found the interface easy to use and I can link my posts to Twitter, Facebook and several other social sites. I don't know if you can do that with Blogger.


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

I decided to start my blog about a month ago when I was still editing my MS and getting ready to query. I figured that way I had somewhere I could vent and I could share my whole querying process with people when the time comes. But I think it's fine to start it whenever. You could always post what you have learned while writing and that would help a lot of writers here!



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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:48 AM

I like Blogger - it's easy peasy. 

 

I began just to vent, then joined blog hops, etc, and blog about writer stuff as well as the funny things that happen to me on a regular basis. 

 

It is up to you. Do it when you feel comfy. :)


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:22 AM

I've had a blog in one way or another since 1999. These days I'm exclusively WordPress because I like to code and customize. That and when I set up one for my husband it was fairly easy to explain. The problem I have is creativity. All of it pours into my WIPs and I rarely have any left for blog posts.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

I don't think there's a time that's too early to start. You want to get used to blogging and get somewhat of a fanbase before your book gets released to the world. It also allows you to take some time to learn how to write good blogs and how to use whatever site you choose effectively.

 

I actually started right before I began to query, which it can take a long time after that until you have a published book. I was glad to have some followers on twitter and followers on my blog when I finally released my first novel (which was a different novel than the one I first queried.)


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 12:41 AM

I started my writing blog early on.  I had no reason not to.  It needed to be done.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:55 PM

My literary agent wanted me to blog.  I am a newbie on Facebook, Twitter, and blogging. The more I let my guard down the more fun I have.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 07:52 PM

I started to blog in 2006, when I was just writing my first novel, JET SET DESOLATE, and hadn't gotten my MFA or published it yet. It was great that I started early, because now one can see the whole arc of my career on the blog as it all gradually happened.

 

When I first started blogging I was so excited about the possibility of sharing my thoughts on the Internet that I stayed home sick from my office job and set up my blog. This was back in the MySpace era.

 

I think it's a good idea to start early, while you're writing your first book. It will be very helpful later. It's a good habit to get into.


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