Ari Meghlen provides us with an educational and interesting blog post, explaining why it’s important for writers to have blogs. Thank you very much Ari! We all appreciate your hard work and you sharing your experience.
New Monday, new Marketing article. So today I wanted to discuss why I personally think it’s important for new writers to start and maintain a blog.
Whether it’s just a blog, or a blog on your Author Website, here are some reasons you might want to start one.
Blogging is one of the easiest and fastest ways to connect with people. Yes, you can do that with social media but they seem to be shorter lived.
People will seek out blogs, will take the time to read posts, will follow them so they get notifications. Social media seems to be short bites that are almost instantly shuffled away in your timeline.
Social media has it’s place but a blog can help you reach your audience in another way, that I consider a deeper connection.
Blogs allow you to gain followers and receive comments. Comments mean direct interaction with people.
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Why it’s important for writers to have blogs
Ari Meghlen informs us about book marketing and that you still have to do marketing even when you’re traditionally published. Thanks so much, Ari!
This post has been churning in my head for a while. I’ve had a number of writers tell me openly that they want to go traditionally published so they “don’t have to do marketing”.
There are many good reasons to go the traditionally published route, unfortunately, this is not one of them. Gone are the days when a traditionally published author would get to sit back and let the publishing house sort all the marketing.
There is no right or wrong answer regarding how to get published, you have to make your own decisions about what works best for you. Yet knowing what each option entitles is important as both have their own pros and cons.
However, the biggest thing I see is people believing that they don’t have to market if they go traditional and so blatantly ignore all opportunities to build their platform.
If you want to go traditional, you should at least be aware of the industry and what is expected of you.
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