Lately I’ve been reading a lot of blogs on the pros and cons of blogging. To be honest, I’ve become totally confused by arguments for and against blogging. When I had my first short story published, one of the questions I was asked by the editor was “Do you have an internet presence, a website or a blog?” I immediately felt the dreaded platform pressure.
As I find myself spending more time writing my posts than I am my WIP, studying my books on writing and reading for pleasure, I realize I need to cut back on my posts, perhaps to twice a week. But the truth is I’ve really enjoyed writing a daily post almost to the point where I feel addicted to posting. I know that people may not be reading it, but for now, I’m writing it for myself. Having a blog is making me write everyday which is a good thing, but to what expense?
Some say, for new writers, writing and pursuing self-publishing is a better return on your investment than blogging. What do you do if you want to do it all? I’ve discovered I can’t do it all. I have a full-time job and a life. Some days I feel I’m putting the cart before the horse by having a blog, but not a published book.
Does anyone else feel befuddled on this issue?