I’ve always written since I was a little girl. I still have the half-finished diaries tucked away in the corner of my closet to prove it. But I remember I only really used to write when something important happened or I was angry. Back then important meant, the guy who liked me talking to me or something like that. But it wasn’t until I got to college at Temple that I actually learned what stretching in your writing meant.
I know, although you think that every single blogger on the planet now blogs about blogging, there are still some of us that began blogging because we wanted to tell stories. Take this blog for instance, I started from a BlogSpot that was all about my personal chronicles in the music industry. However, things have evolved drastically since I first hit publish over 7 years ago on a post. Businesses and solopreneurs caught onto the fact that blogs can also be great marketing tools.
I often talk about the fact that many writers inherently display introverted characteristics. I am not sure why that is and it’s definitely not a one size fit all type of statement. However, the fact that many of us as writers have an issue promoting our work, definitely solidifies the thought in my mind. The reality is that writing this great thing is only the beginning of the process. You’ve labored, you maybe researched, you found the perfect rhythm and you hit publish or you printed the book, but NO ONE is going to know or care if you don’t learn how to promote it.