Why Do I Blog?

As an author, “they” say you need a social media platform. It’s true. You should have somewhere you can stand up and be seen/heard. For some people, that platform is Facebook or Twitter. But, I just don’t feel like I get as much out of those as I do here. For me, it’s about killing two birds with one stone. Yes, I need an author platform, but I also enjoy sharing my experiences as a self-published author with others. I learned a ton from folks who shared and I want to pay it forward by doing the same for someone else. I like feeling like I’m being helpful.

So, after writing on this blog since June, I’ve gained 150+ followers and average ~100 visitors a week. My three goals for the end of the year are as follows:

Gain another 100 followers

Average 200 visitors a week

Get people to actually comment on my posts!

This is part of the WordPress Blogging 201 challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing what I learn over the next few weeks and applying it to what I blog about. If you haven’t heard of Blogging 201, you can check it out here.

Have your own goals for your blog? Let us know in the comments and thanks for stopping by!

3 thoughts on “Why Do I Blog?

  1. Interesting post, thank you.
    My goal for my blog is not at all what I intended when I started just a couple of weeks ago. Weird, but true.
    I started it as a means to promote my writing and hopefully sell some books.
    What happened was something different.
    I found myself engaged with a community of expressive and thoughtful people; that engagement causing me to ponder what I read and then write about it.
    As a musician, I would compare blogging to jamming; free-form and inspired expression in a shared environment, as opposed to writing a book, which is more akin to practiced and compositional work in a studio environment.
    Both are art forms, but at different ends of the artistic spectrum.
    I enjoyed both types of music and it seems I enjoy both types of writing, too.
    Play on and I’ll do my best to fit in…

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  2. I blog because I too love to share my experience, but it’s a bit of a lonely one I suppose. That’s where my twitter experience comes in. Being limited on the characters makes really sharing difficult, but a combo of that and blogging seems quite comfortable.

    Thanks for all your likes on my stuff my friend. I encourage you in meeting your goals and look forward to your posts!!

    Laurie

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