Morning writers, I hope you’re all having a great week.
I’ve spent a fair amount of time chatting to some wonderful writers, and as always my heart swells with love for the online writing community. It got me thinking about this blog, and all it’s done for me and my writing journey. And I decided I’d share the way a blog could transform your writing journey too, if you don’t already have one.
1. It holds you accountable
When I started my blog I committed to writing weekly posts, based on things I’d done/learned in that week. And so, I had to make sure I was always doing something, be it writing, researching, plotting or editing. Knowing I had to update my blog at the end of the week held me accountable, and helped me make sure I stayed on track. Setting up a blog could be the same for you! It gives you a goal, based on how often you decide to post, and it soon becomes an enjoyable habit that’s impossible to break.
2. You have to practice what you preach
It’s easy to give advice and not always so easy to take it. But you should take your own advice. Because often, the advice your giving to other writers is exactly what you need to hear for yourself. If you’re going to write a blog to share tips and advice, then you need to practice what your preach. This can help to keep you in good habits, and keep you positive about moving forward.
3. You’ll meet amazing people
Without a doubt the best thing I’ve gained from this blog are my wonderful writer friends. Running a blog and connecting with others on theirs is a great way to get chatting to people in the same situation as you. These amazing people have offered me advice, encouragement, support, feedback and all round honesty. I cannot recommend enough that you get involved with the writers community on as many platforms as possible, because they are all so inspiring.
4. It gives you something to look back on
Your blog serves as your own online writing journal. It gives you something to look back on, to see how far you’ve come and remind yourself of your journey. From finishing first drafts, to notable achievements. It’s a great record of how you’ve grown and improved, what you’ve learnt along the way, every struggle you’ve overcome and every success you’ve had. All of this can help spur you on when you are having doubts or are in a writer’s slump, to ensure you stick with it and never give up.
What does your blog mean to you? Has it transformed or enhanced your journey as a writer? Drop me a comment to share your thoughts and stories.