Thursday, March 14, 2013

To Blog or Not to Blog...

That seems to be the pseudo-Shakespearean question floating through the ether-sphere of writer's loops the last couple months.  I've been lapping up the pros and cons on this topic and am still not sure as to the answer.

Most writer's, me included started a blog as a form of social media to have a web presence and to show
agents, editors, publishers, readers that we are serious about our commitment as writers. However, blogging takes precious time away from the actual craft of writing books, which is one of the main points of the debate.  Another other point--how effective is a blog?

Numbers are thrown around in the thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands before the blog followers, tweeter following or Facebook fans before they are thought to be worthwhile.

Not happening here.  But once I commit to something I hate to give up so...

For now I will continue to blog, for my modest number of followers, myself and to throw a little something out there into the ether-sphere.

Being the Queen of Revision I found a quote this week from none other than Mark Twain that allows me to continue to my reign of perfection in revision land.

"The difference between the right word and almost the right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." Mark Twain

Photo courtesy of Melissa Bowersock  and the Wana Commons

As always feel free to comment.


  1. The difference between lighting and a lighning bug...SO TRUE.
    I'm glad you continue to blog, Suzanne, because your topics are always so enlightening and thought-provoking.
    Now to wait for lightening to strike...

  2. Thanks for stopping by Sandy. You're absolutely right, sometimes it feels like the lightning is never going to strike. LOL

  3. Hang in there--If you love to blog, just keep blogging! I have one too, and with 42 followers (yep, right there with you in the obscurity-land), I still think it's worth it. Why? Because I like to blog. Isn't that a good enough reason on its own?

  4. Thanks so much for your comments Rebekkah. It's always nice to know someone else is out there of like mind. I do like to blog when I'm actually into the creation of it, it's just getting started. LOL