Friday, January 8, 2010

Your blog, your opinion.

I'd love to ask you all a question today. Or two.

Do you blog?
If yes, why do you do it?
What do you use your blog for?
Do you plan to (or presently) use it for a platform?

Enquiring minds want to know! (And results next week plus an explanation)

13 comments:

  1. Of course I am one of the seven on this blog, but I do have my own personal blog as well. On this one I try to share the things I learn, or have learned from writing. I want other struggling writers to be able to benefit from my mistakes, and also things that have worked out well.

    On my personal blog, I try to show more of my personal side, so readers can feel like they know me better.

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  2. Yes, I blog. I do it for the camaraderie of fellow writers - for partners on the journey. I use my blog for sharing writing issues, lessons, ideas, support...and for developing and maintaining friendships made. I don't use it for a platform, but should I ever get published, I'd probably share some of that journey too. :)

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  3. Yes, because it's fun, I'm not sure, I plan on to someday.

    Not very helpful, sorry! :)

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  4. I set up my blog and website when I began publishing my children's books in order to make a few people aware of them.
    To have a place to discuss my work progress or lack of it with friends and to learn from them.
    To break the solitude of writing when connecting with other people, and I enjoy the creativity that building a blog entails.
    Carole.

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  5. It makes me feel connected. People in my every-day-life just don't get the writing thing. They say things like, "Didn't you ever get that novel published?" or, even better, "Why don't you just send it to Random House and have them publish it?"

    Nope. They don't get it at all.

    blogging/writing friends do.

    and that's a mighty nice thing :)

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  6. Tess, tell your friends that the reason it's called Random House is that they publish things at random, and your number hasn't come up yet. :-)

    P.S. Random House, if you are listening, that was snarky sarcasm. I think you are a good publisher... and as soon as you publish my book, I'll think you are great.

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  8. (made a bit of a mistake. huge mistake. my bad.)
    I started only this year. It's a great way to share my ideas that keep clustering inside my thoughts like weed. Except good weed - not the kind you smoke. Enough with the bad metaphors. XD
    Anyway, I use it to connect with other artists. I love to read about other peoples' creative processes. It helps build up & develop mine.

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  9. Yes, I blog. I blog my writing exercises and misc. thoughts. I write there to make sure I write something besides my daily journal.

    Platform? Not yet. I really don't know which direction I am heading. I'm 53 and I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up.

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  10. Yes.

    To connect.

    An outlet!

    Not really.

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  11. I do blog. I guess I do it for enjoyment and a platform for later..... I figure my two cents is as good as anybody's. :O)

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  12. I originally created "My Mental Marathon" as a kind of online diary to keep my novel revision process on track. Over the course of 3 months, however, blogging has taken on a whole new meaning for me. Chiefly, it's become about creating a sense of community. I am constantly amazed by how much insight other writer-bloggers offer, both in their posts and their comments on my blog. I have no idea where my blogging will ultimately lead me (ie, if I get published, will I turn it into a promotional tool?) For now, I'm happy to use it as a forum for great minds to share their wisdom with me! ;-)

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  13. Yes, I blog at http://www.TonyNoland.com

    I do it because it lets me think out loud about writing, and to post my work for others to read.

    What do you use your blog for?

    Practice, an opportunity to exercise commitment, to build relationships, as a venue for connecting.

    Do you plan to (or presently) use it for a platform?

    I think I know what you mean by platform, so I suppose so. In that misty, far off day when "Title To Be Determined - A Novel by Tony Noland" sees the light of day, I'll set up a website to have a venue for shilling and promoting it. Then, when "Son of Title To Be Determined" comes out, it will have an associated page, shilling and promoting it as well. However, the blog is about me as opposed to my books.

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