Yes, it's true. When I started Christian Writer/Reader Connection 6 1/2 years ago, the same questions that plague most bloggers concerned me:
1) Would I be able to produce quality content week after week, year after year?
2) Would writers and readers come to my blog?
3) How would I handle the inevitable techy challenges?
By God's grace and sheer determination, I've put together 2-3 posts every week except when taking short blog breaks. The rewards have far outweighed any difficulties:
1) I met a lot of great writers in the blogosphere, as well as several close friends.
2) The social media experience prepared me for other sites like Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.
3) I've been able to promote the books of other authors and launch my own.
Since starting this journey, both the social media and publishing landscapes have seen dramatic changes. The growing popularity of Facebook and other venues has sometimes overshadowed the blogging world. Yet, we're still here, faithfully documenting our highs and lows.
Personally, I'd like to see a resurgence of blogging. The many writing posts provided much information on both the craft and the business, while book reviews alerted me to new authors and their debut novels.
Writers: Do you think blogging is still a viable way to connect with readers? Please share.
Readers: What do you look for in a blog? What changes/improvements would you like to see here at Christian Writer/Reader Connection?
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