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

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