I’m overwhelmed. Here’s how it started. Last October after my publishing company asked me if I would do a blog tour I franticly called up my writer mentor, and president of Round hill writers Group, Bobbi Carducci, and picked her brain. She sent me a link for the blog tour (which is now dead) and told me how to start a blog by going to wordpress.com. That was the extent of my knowledge. I started writing articles twice a week and posting them. I didn’t have a batch of articles to call on. I hadn’t surfed the net for other blogs for names or ideas. I hadn’t even looked at other blogs except hers http://SchizophrenicWriter.wordpress.com/.
I was totally ignorant of what blogging was. Now I know a lot more but the more I know the more I need to know. I feel like I’m swimming in jello going against the current in the middle of the ocean.
Because I had been thrown into the blogosphere by way of my publisher, eTreasures publishing, I wrote a couple of articles about my writers’ experience. The first one was about the online writers’ conference I had attended (www.themuseonlinewritersconference.com) that you can find in my October archive.
That was my first writers’ conference and I loved the classes, workshops and chats on everything from marketing to designing your web page. I even pitched my children’s book “Annie’s Special Day” and got the interest of eTreasures publishing, where my book is being considered for illustrations even as I write this.
I had tried to write a blog to that niche; people who might want to buy the book once it got published; young parents and kindergarten teachers, cause that was why I started to blog, right – to sell my book?
Wasn’t the whole idea of blogging to sell yourself and to develop a platform and to brand your name?
I know I need to focus. I know that’s why I’m supposed to be blogging but if you start surfing through other articles, you’ll see all kinds of things on here from recipes to the spiritual type posts.
I am afraid readers don’t know what to expect from me because I don’t have a theme or write to a niche. Or do I have to actually narrow my theme? I don’t want to be in a box. My tag is ‘well lived life-under construction’ and that is what I blog about. How I live my life, what I’m learning and what I enjoy. I’m taking a boot camp on blogging now at Alist Blogging Club and will be posting what I learn there if you’re interested.
What do you think of my tag line; “well lived life, under construction.”?
Do you think it describes my blog?
- MY BLOGAVERSARY. Why I Started Blogging and Why I Keep On. (clarbojahn.wordpress.com)
- Seven Tips to a More Readable Blog (clarbojahn.wordpress.com)
- An Author Blog – Can it Help Sell Your Book? (clarbojahn.wordpress.com)
- Seven Easy Steps to Knock Writer’s Block (clarbojahn.wordpress.com)