If you blog a book, you must write regularly. Hopefully, the blog becomes a form of daily writing practice and commitment.
Once you begin blogging, to gain readers you most post regularly. The more often you post, the more quickly you’ll gain readers. The more content on you blog, the more likely the bots and crawlers and such will discover your blog. That means you’ll get Google ranking, which makes it possible for readers to find you. Someone searching for your topic on Google will find your blogged book.
Blogging a book, rather than just blogging, means you provide a continuous flow of posts. Most blogs have random, unconnected posts. A blogged book must have posts that follow in a logical sequence, just like a “real” book. In fact, your readers will be waiting for their next installment. This provides even more incentive to you—the blogger—to keep writing on a regular schedule.
You might, therefore, want to employ deadlines to keep you posting regularly. In addition to making a commitment to posting every day, every other day or three to four times per week, you might want to post at a certain time or on certain days. This ensures that you actual do write and gives you an additional writing commitment.
I am blogging this book by writing four or five posts per week. I am not writing them on a schedule. I have no deadline other than my quota of posts per week. I could, however, require that I post them on certain days and at certain times. Then you, the reader, would know when to expect a new post. (Not a bad idea…I just don’t want the stress of the added deadline. Plus, I know I’m writing the book regularly.)
With this sort of commitment and daily or regular writing practice, your book surely will get written. I’ve already completed 5,000 words by simply writing about 300 words per post. That’s not a lot of words per day. In fact, you could write more and post more often. You could post three times a day and write about 1,000 words a day. You’d complete your book fairly quickly and gain readers much faster as well.