Do you get a lot of advice? I read a lot of advice about how to blog.
Some experts, cuz there are definitely blog experts, say – pick a theme and stick with it. For instance -
Blog about the craft of writing.
Ehhh, that ain’t me.
Blog about your books.
Yeah. I can see this. Just not all the time.
Blog about other authors and their books.
Again. I can see this. Just not all the time.
I’ve even read articles advising authors not to blog. Advising that instead we should simply maintain a website with information about our books. Hmmmm.
I know I can be scattered, stream of consciousness, boring, but I like blogging. It’s a good outlet for me. I can kick back, say a whole lotta nuthin’. Sometimes it’s a major flail. On rare occasions I hit one out of the park. Variety.
A theme is important if you’re say – J.W. Manus and one of your blogs, EBooks = Real Books, is designed to help authors learn how to format, or if you’re The Passive Voice and you are a clearing house for articles and opinions about authors, books, and the vast world of publishing.
Author Marylin Warner writes a beautiful thematic blog – Things I Want To Tell My Mother. She may be the only author I know who pulls it off week after week. In other words, she’s creative, writes well, and keeps it interesting. She sets the bar high. I doubt I could manage it.
So, what do you think? Should we, authors, stick to one theme? Or to each his own?