So you’ve all heard of blogging, right? Oh wait, that guy in the back…you haven’t? Well, come on and join us from under that rock you have been living under. That’s it, come on little fella. Honestly though, I had ABSOLUTELY no idea what a blog was either, until I Googled it. Yes, I Googled it. The definition of blog is as follows:
Definition of BLOG: a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer; also : the contents of such a site.
So basically, you are asking the whole world to read your DIARY. Which is ironic really, considering I spent the better part of my teens trying to find new and ingenious ways of hiding mine from my mother, who had a nose like a bloodhound. I think she just enjoyed grounding me so she wouldn’t have to drive me around.
Blogging is not a word that rolls off the tongue easily. Blogging. It sounds like a particularly nasty symptom of a bout of flu. Any-hoo, I was advised to blog. “As an author, it is a strong marketing tool.” Firstly, I’m still not really sure that I AM an author, despite having written 3 books. Secondly, I am not sure of the logistics and how a blog turns into book sales? Nevertheless, I suddenly found myself quite taken with the idea. This is an opportunity, a way to leave a digital legacy, a platform to be heard and make a difference in the world! Okay, seriously I’m still just wanting to know how my blog turns into book sales, the rest is all just bullshit.
I think I’ll get the hang of this blogging thing sooner rather than later. I mean, its either Blogging or Tweeting and we all know how I feel about Twitter. I’m shivering a little just thinking about it and my hands are getting clammy. But as to my successful blogging: I am rather funny, after all. I have this wicked sense of humour. Admittedly not many people get it and often my dry remarks are met with the sound of crickets chirping and a ball of tumbleweed blowing by, but I still think I’m pretty funny. And anyone who disagrees is just boring.
So here I am, blogging away like a pro, not really knowing what the point or purpose is, but loving my own rhetoric. Writer’s write. That’s what we do. Books, letters, poems, blogs – its all just part of the writerverse.*
So welcome to my blog. I’m delighted to have you. (Yes mom, I’m talking to you 🙂 )
Happy Reading xxx
* Tweeting will NEVER EVER be part of my writerverse. Ever.