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Monday, May 2, 2011

Why Do Authors Blog?

Why do authors blog? Good question. I'm glad you asked.

The obvious answer is that they can't help themselves. Writers write, that's all there is to it.

The secondary reason is all tied up with marketing. In this day and age of easy electronic publishing, more than ever before, an author must convince people that there is some reason one should buy his or her writings.

Keeping a blog going will accomplish at least the following:
• it can prove to people that you can actually write
• it gives you a face and personality
• it demonstrates your commitment to your craft
• it gives you a forum to share snippets (or more) of your work, and to offer special discounts, etc
• it gives you an easy place to market your published works

So, now you know my bald-faced motives. If you would like to see what some other authors I know are saying, you can hop over to Authors I Know- You Should Too!

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