Time for a confession: I never wanted to blog. I wanted to write books, not blog posts, and it wasn’t like I had extra time to kill. How was I supposed to fit one more thing into my schedule? But as an aspiring author, I knew I needed to have some kind of web presence, so I waded into the blogging world. I set a goal of posting once a week for a year, and at the end of the year, I would reevaluate.
Some weeks it was downright painful to get it done, but I reached my goal, and a year and a half later, I find myself unexpectedly thankful that I started blogging. I’ve connected with some fantastic people, forged new friendships, and helped debut authors launch their books. My knowledge of social media and general internet how-to has increased dramatically. I’ve learned a lot about writing and about myself.
I feel confident that someday, when I have to market my own novel, I won’t be lost in the middle of the publishing ocean. I’ll at least know which direction I need to swim in, and I won’t be swimming alone. That’s something to be thankful for.
©2013 Kim Vandel