/Please excuse me while I get on my soapbox/
Blogging is not only a way to tell the world about yourself and your writing, but a way to show your writing as well.
Please be sure to,
- Carefully proofread each post before you publish it. I like to proofread it, then also read it through in preview mode–sometimes seeing it laid out like that helps me notice how a word or phrase isn’t handled right.
- Appeal to your readers by giving them lots of white space. Just as you wouldn’t burden readers of your novel with enormous paragraphs, your blog posts will be much better received if you cut back on the words. Keep it simple. Tight. Succinct.
- Just as your writing has voice, so should your blog posts. Let them sound like you. Your readers will “hear” the sincerity in your blog writing and have a greater desire to read your other writing, too!
*note* Last December I received a request from an agent to see my work based on my blog. That agent went on to offer representation. So never assume that no one important reads your blogs–you never know who might be reading! Always put your best foot forward!
Do you agree with me, disagree? What’s your take?