I’m attending a conference in my capacity as a blogger next week, so I’m giving myself 280 words for the first time in this extended post on blogging.
I found it easier to write about reasons why other people blog! Like:
To make money
Some people apparently make a good deal of profit from monetising (ug, what a word) their blogs. To be honest, I have not even looked into how one might achieve this.
To write on a particular theme
I blog about lots of different things, because the blog is called tinylife, and life is lots of different things.
To bitch about other people/be deliberately polemic
I get in enough trouble already! Which is not to say that I don’t put my opinions in my blog, but there are ways of doing so respectfully. And if you find out what they are, please let me know…
Here are some reason why I blog.
I wanted to commit to writing something every week
I think it’s important to prove, as a writer, that you can turn up every week and be consistent.
I wanted to put writing out for free
The places I submit to are often pay to view, and lots of pieces are yet to place anywhere. But in order to showcase my work, I wanted to put writing online in the public domain.
I wanted to build a community
And yay, I did! I’ve got some lovely readers who comment often (yes, you Jena, Joanne, Ann), and many more people who read and enjoy my posts. My favourite bit? When a conversation about a post leads all the way to another, guest post – like here and here.