As I said earlier, writers write. Yet, when I suggest to those aspiring writers who need to build platform that they create a blog, most tell me they don’t want to blog because they don’t want to the pressure of needing to write a post every day or several times a week. It’s just one more thing “to do.” They don’t realize its just writing. And writers write.
An author publishing a book one post at a time in cyber space is no longer an aspiring author. He or she is an author. These authors write. And like most working authors, they write every day…or at least most days. Or so it seems. Let me explain.
If you have other writing projects with which to keep up on a daily basis or you hold down a full-time job, your blog can feel like extra work. It can seem difficult to fit in time to write daily posts.
It’s easy for me to say: Remember, you are writing a book. Every aspiring author wants to write their book. So, make it a priority. In some cases, you’ll still protest, “I just don’t have time every day to write!”
I’ve got good news for you: Blogging a book offers a huge advantage over other ways to author a book—especially if you are short on time on a daily basis. Most blogging software offers you a way to write in advance and publish your posts on a schedule. So, you can sit down today, like I am doing, and knock out 3-5 posts and then schedule them to publish during the week.
Wallah! It looks like you’ve been writing 3-5 times during the week when actually you simply sat down and wrote for a few hours on one day (or two), scheduled your posts, and walked away from your blog until next week.
In my next post I’ll tell you how to do this.