Why Did You Start Your Blog?

I decided to do something today and start a Question of the Month, let’s see how long I can keep that going! lol

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PS: If you have any suggestions for questions, feel free to drop them in the Contact form.Β 

Since this is the first of these, I will start with a (hopefully) easy one.Β  Since most of my readers are bloggers, this is for you.Β  πŸ™‚

Why did you start your blog?

So, if you have a blog, share your reasons for starting it, in the comments.Β  I’m looking forward to seeing your responses. πŸ™‚

My Answer:

I started this blog after I received a lot of positive feedback and requests for writing tutorials I was putting over on DeviantArt.

I love supporting other writers, and giving advice was my way of doing that.Β  After a while, I thought it would be good to keep all of them in an ‘easy-to-locate’ place.

It eventually expanded to including advice on additional topics for writing and blogging, such as marketing as well as more personal things like my Flash Fiction.

Not to mention opening up a platform for people so they could guest post here πŸ˜€

Are you thinking of starting a blog?Β  Then check out my Blogger Series that goes through all the different stypes.

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Hope you enjoy these Question of the Month posts and I look forward to connecting with you all!

I’ll be back on Monday with a new blog post (18:30 GMT), see you then πŸ˜€
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8 thoughts on “Why Did You Start Your Blog?

  1. Hi Ari,
    Commenting to be supportive more than because I have anything cool to say.

    I started blogging because I was told I should/had to as part of being an author with books to sell. I’m on the fourth incarnation of my blog because I’m not good with consistency and keep forgetting to write and post, so they die on the vine. Sad little murders by neglect.

    I’m doing better with the latest one only because I discovered reblogging! 😜

    I really do need to post something original from time to time. 😢

    1. lol Thanks Pearl πŸ™‚

      I totally know what you mean about struggling with consistency. My blog has actually been around since 2013 (back when it was still called The Eternal Scribbler) and I think I managed 6 posts in total that year.

      The blog just floundered and was on life support for about 3 years and then in 2016 I tried to come up with some form of schedule that I (kind of) managed and then 2017 I became ruthless.

      lol Reblogging is great. If I ever have a rough day or get caught out, there is always so much awesome content from other bloggers to share.

      I have to say since I created a content calendar and started planning my posts a month in advance it has really made it easier to keep track and get posts written consistently.

      Good luck with your blog, Pearl. And I will be watching out for that original content πŸ˜€

  2. I started mine for fun and because I wanted a place for more long-form writing, as opposed to like tumblr or twitter. I missed writing things like critical analysis and wanted to be able to put my opinions somewhere.

    1. Thanks for your comment, I like that you started it for fun. I think blogging needs a big dollop of fun as so many bloggers become disheartened and end up seeing it like a chore.

  3. I started mine because my writing friends recommended I get a website set up well before my book was published. So I began blogging about my personal experiences and opinions about different aspects of writing, and have since expanded to using it as a marketing tool.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Andrew πŸ™‚ Yes I always find that one of the biggest marketing tips for writers is start a website / blog.

      Do you enjoy your blogging experience?

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