Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Bloggiesta: The Best Blogging Advice
After 10 years, I've received and given a lot of blogging advice but two points stick out to me over them all, especially during a busy week and with a long stretch of chaos ahead:
1. If you need a break, take it. Most of us do this as a hobby...something we should rightfully enjoy...and our friends and fellow readers will still be around when life straightens out. It can be hard to accept this, to see our traffic die down for a bit, but it is true that our reading friends will still be around.
2. It's ok to talk about yourself and your life beyond books. Sometimes we just need to vent, or we feel the urge to share a big life development. I love getting to know bloggers for WHO THEY ARE in their reading and beyond the books. That's why we have events like Trish's upcoming "Day in the Life."
We have to be true to ourselves and authentic for our audience. That's when this blogging thing gets really rewarding. Let it all hang out!