This makes the 6th or 7th serious blog I’ve started. By ‘serious’ I mean I’m starting it for some purpose other than to promote some silly niche product like acne medication or toenail clippers, and I intend to work at this blog to generate some serious traffic.
But why? Why bother setting up a blog when I’m writing all over the Internet? All those links you see on the home page? Half of them lead to articles that I wrote and the other half lead to articles I either linked to or used for research. So why do I need yet another home to house my writing?
Funny you should ask, because I’ve been debating this question with myself for about 6 months now. Every 2 or 3 weeks I put my cursor over the button to buy a domain name and talk myself out of it. But this time, I had 10 bucks to blow and in a weak moment I decided – what the heck? Might as well.
Mind you, my blogs always end up doing pretty well as far as traffic goes, it’s just that I hate the pressure of blogging. Once I start getting followers I feel like they’re sitting there waiting for me to post and sometimes I just don’t have time. And sometimes, when I have the time, I just don’t feel like it.
Anyway, right now, the pros outweigh the cons. So here are the top 3 reasons I’m starting yet another blog:
Blogs are good for promotion: For a writer, a blog makes a nice ‘home base’, a place where I can send potential clients so they can see my writing style.
Blogs are a great way to warm up the muse: I’ve done some of my best writing on my blogs, early in the morning, before I get started for the day. It’s like a morning aerobics class for the brain.
It’s MY blog and I can write whatever I want: Most of my writing focuses on the paranormal world, especially as it appears across the AM waves via Coast to Coast Radio. And most of my writing has to be done in a certain style – like a news reporter – so I can’t express my personal opinion.
This is MY blog and I’ll write what I want, when I want.
For example, I’m really looking forward to the Coast to Coast AM show tonight because I want to hear what Linda Moulton Howe has to say about Gobelki Tepe. However, I simply can NOT stand her voice or her presentation. So I’m on my way out right now to stock up on some Red Bull and Snickers bars so I can stay awake for the show.
Wish me luck!