4 Reasons Every Writer Should Have a Blog

Do You Have a Blog...?
If you are a writer, you should have a blog. In addition to being an online representation of you and your writing, people will get to know you better personally and professionally. You can use it to highlight your knowledge, skills and creativity.

Following are four more reasons all writers should have blogs.
1. It Serves as Your Online PortfolioPost all of your published works on your site, and when people request samples of your work, send them link instead of attaching documents. Not only is this convenient, sending people to your site will give them a chance to view all of your works and consider you for freelance projects.
2. It Boosts Your CredibilityAny time you tell someone your profession, the first thing they’re going to do is look you up online; thus, a blog boosts your credibility. In addition to showcasing your work, a blog allows you to connect with your audience through images, audio and video in ways that print cannot.
3. It Increases Your CreativityEngage in wordplay. Write in different voices. Try a new genre. Create characters. Develop different angles on topics. Brainstorm new topics. Add life to your stories with images, videos and audio or use them to tell your story. These are just a few ways blogs help increase your creativity.
4. It Helps Develop a Consistent ScheduleDo you need a consistent writing or blogging schedule? Having a blog can help. Pick a day and time that you can comfortably fit writing or blogging into your schedule with few interruptions, even if it’s only thirty minutes a week. The goal is to develop a habit to achieve your goals.

How About You? Are you a writer with a blog? Why did you start your blog?

Marcie Hill is a freelance writer, blogger and author of
62 Blog Posts to Overcome Blogger’s Block. She loves technology, roller skating and photography. Find more her and her written success Marcie Writes.

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