Jill Weatherholt

Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey

Is Blogging Worth It?

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As I approach my fifth year of blogging, many of you know I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my blog. Derek is especially familiar, since he patiently listens to my whines, “I don’t feel like responding to comments tonight” or “I can’t think of anything to blog about.” But the truth is, I can’t imagine not meeting up with writers, artists and readers from all over the world, a couple of times a month.

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When my book launched on March 1st, I was overwhelmed by the support of my blogger and reader friends. For those of you who took the time to read SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, even though you’ve never picked up a romance novel in your life…thank you. Hopefully, it wasn’t too painful of an experience.

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Many wrote reviews on Amazon or Goodreads that left me quite emotional…thank you. And some sent private emails that arrived at just the right moment when my mind swirled with self-doubt. For those who haven’t read my book—no big deal. I’m thankful that you take the time to visit my blog and write entertaining pieces on your own, for me to read.

So, to answer my own question—yes, blogging is worth it. With all of the social media venues out there trying to steal my free writing time, blogging will always be my first choice. The people I’ve met along the way and the relationships I’ve developed go far deeper than a simple Facebook “Like.”

Celebrate this Easter with a heart filled with peace and love.

Jill ❤

 

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Author: Jill Weatherholt

My name is Jill Weatherholt and I’m a writer. I have a full-time job, but at night and on the weekend, I pursue my passion, writing. I write modern stories about love, friendship and forgiveness. I started this blog as a way to share my journey toward publication and to create a community for other new writers. Raised in the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2004. I hold a degree in Psychology from George Mason University and a Certification in Paralegal Studies from Duke University. My first book, SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE, published by Harlequin Love Inspired released on February 21, 2017 and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.com. I was the first place winner in the Dream Quest One Short Story Contest in the Winter 2014-2015 competition. In 2014, I placed second in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest. I was also a top ten finalist in Southern Writers Magazine Short Story Contest in 2012 and 2013. I’m a 2010 and 2012 winner of the NaNoWriMo Contest. I love to connect readers, visit me at jillweatherholt.com

131 thoughts on “Is Blogging Worth It?

  1. I agree, blogging, especially on WordPress is the best!! Even when it is easy to get tired and not even want to read anything, the draw is always there to interact with friends. I love my WordPress friends and just wish everyone lived closer so we could do coffee!!!! It is a gracious and supportive community and it certainly allows a wonderful creative outlet. In the past if a writer didn’t have a publishing house that thought they could make money with your work, then there was not audience really. Now, you have the world and the talent is quite formidable out there!! It is wonderful and a big plus for readers of all kinds.

    Now I need to go find your book. My sister is a romance writer too!!

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  2. I do enjoy being part of the WordPress community and have met some wonderful bloggers here. I haven’t finished your book yet, as my time has been taken up with other things. I’m hoping to read the rest on my flight over to England and South Africa. I’m really enjoying the story so far. Love your writing style. xx

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  3. Agree the blogging community is awesome and I will get to your wonderful book too Jill.

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