Monday 18 March 2013

Blogging, A to Z, Blog Blitz - Bring It On!

Why my blog is so much more than a CV

A few days ago a non-writer friend asked me why I have a blog. He was genuinely bemused. He couldn't understand why I would want to spend time putting words onto a computer screen. I gave him the stock responses.
  • I'm a writer and need to keep working on my skills.
  • I'm a writer and it is helpful to network with other writers.
  • I'm a writer and must sell myself to prospective publishers [Which reminds me, I've just updated my 'About Me' page. The tab is above this post - just saying.]
I didn't tell my friend about the main reason for blogging because I didn't think he would understand. I blog because I enjoy being part of an active, supportive, friendly community.

That's why I'm typing my fingers  to the knuckles getting the A to Z ready. [If you've not yet signed up then do pop along to the A to Z Sign Up Page. It's not too late to get involved and you'll meet some amazing bloggers and be rewarded with lots of friendship and support throughout the month.]

And it's why I've joined DL Hammons' Blog Blitz.

DL Hammons is a wise blogger. He knows that all bloggers love comments. It's what we get out of bed for in the morning. It's what keeps us struggling on when photos won't line up with writing or fonts change style and size in an entirely random way. Blog Blitz will be directing participants to a specified blog and asking everyone to comment on said blog all at the same time, to start up a conversation, to make that blogger's day!

Sounds fun, doesn't it? If you want to join in then pop over to his blog at Cruising Altitude 2.0 and put your name on the linky list. I have done :-)

Why do you blog?
And if you don't blog, what do you enjoy about reading blogs?