Just like to officially welcome the three newest followers of this blog!
Question for the day:
How do you draw traffic/followers to your blog?
I mean, we can sit here and write wonderful posts, but if no one reads them... Is it like the proverbial tree falling in the empty forest... is it meaningless if no one reads it?
And why do you blog?
Michael Hyatt recently posted on blogs being a way to build at platform, but, if no one, or very few view your blog, it isn't really a meaningful platform, is it? Is it enough to show you're *working* on a platform or willing to build one?
If you blog to build a platform, how effective is that platform? Do blogs really help sell books?
I ask a lot of question, but have few if any answers. I know. CRAP, right?
Let me give you MY reasons for blogging.
If NOTHING else, it's a good exercise in writing. It MAKES me sit down a few times a week, and even if I don't have time that week to write on my book, I at least put some words to keyboard and engage my mind in the act of writing. Like Michael noted on his blog, it helps to build an author's voice.
I also blog in an attempt to build SOME kind of platform. I realize at the moment it's a small number of people, but a small number can multiple. Everyone starts somewhere. How many books will this help someday? I have no idea. But I DO like the thought of letting my readers interact with me once I am published.
But the biggest reason I blog is to make a difference. If even ONE person reads a post and is encouraged, drawn to the heart of God, or convicted about something, then every second I've spent is worth it.
Discussion: I'd love to hear some of the reason's YOU blog, also tips for drawing readers to your blog. I'm a big believer of learning from each other, so let's all pool our knowledge and see what awesome ideas we get!