Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Writing Blog--Why It Can Be Bad

A few days ago, Kristen Lamb, author of the book, We Are Not Alone: The Writer's Guide to Social Media, discussed why having a writing blog is bad for writers:

The main point Kristen makes is this:  Blogs strictly devoted to the how-tos of writing gain and maintain a limited audience.  So reach out to folks who share your interests, by blogging on subjects all of you care about--and then toss-in some posts about the trials & tribulations about writing life.

Speaking of trials & tribulations:  I'm half why through Kristen's book, "WANA," as she abbreviates it and am learning a lot.  Like the mistakes I've made, from a writer's point of view, setting up this blog.  But that's the subject of another blog post...

WANA is available on

Kristen's new book, Are You There Blog?  It's Me Writer, was released last month and is also available on Amazon:

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