Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my Blog

 

Being a published author doesn’t necessarily make you an excellent blogger.  While writing has been around since man first picked up a stone tool, blogging is relatively new and somewhat of a mystery to those of us who were born in the last century.  However, as they say, progress stands in the way of no man, and no one can follow a blog that is not yet written or published.  A blogger has to start somewhere.

 

One discussion that came up in my network group was where to find the time to handle all the social media demands.  Most writers I know hold down part or full time jobs to pay the bills, and write in their spare time (that being a misnomer if ever there was one), leaving little time for social media.  Added to that fact is that creating the next Booker or NY bestseller is a solitary pursuit and as writers, we are not used to coming out of our garrets to connect with our readers through social media.  Yet descend we must and, as I discovered recently, not something to be feared. 

 

I guess, like most things, time in social media has to be managed as much as any time-hungry demands.  Maybe sacrifices have to be made – time watching yet another mindless reality show on TV, indulging in other hobbies, even working – these things are not really necessary, are they? 

 

Ultimately, nothing can compare with the time spent in actual social interaction – time with friends and family.  It’s a delicate balancing act.  How do other bloggers manage?  I’d be interested to hear how you manage your digital social media activities with real life – and get the balance right…or not. 

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2 responses to “Welcome to my blog

  1. Congratulations and well done on your first blog!
    Yes, finding time for social media is a biggie. I remember mulling this over too. It’s all about setting your priorities – I made a list of how I spent my time (amazing how time is wasted) and then prioritised. Also a good idea to decide how much time you want to spend on social media, then be disciplined and stick to it! I wrote a post on this http://wp.me/p2sRjN-12

    I look forward to reading more posts 🙂

  2. Thank you, Michelle. I read your blog and found it very informative. It’s all about choices, and being productive instead of vegging out on the couch!

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