I have been reading a book by John Locke recently about online marketing titled "How I sold 1 Million Ebooks in 5 Months". One of the things that this book highlights is the importance of blogging and how it effects you as a writer, a reader, a businessman, and basically a person. I've found it very eye opening.
Since starting the book, I've gone back over some of the blog posts I've written in the past, and there's one thing I've noticed about these posts that remains consistent. They all scream "off the cuff"... as if I didn't spend much time thinking about what I was going to write about. I don't like that thought... not at all. Several of these posts seem chaotic and disorganized... a rambling mess of thoughts thrown out in no particular order. Other posts appear more thought through and consistent, but perhaps they are too long (I seem to like posts that sit somewhere over 1,000 words at least. :P) or maybe they shy off topic near the end.
No more. It's time I start blogging with a new perspective... a more thoughtful perspective. It's time that my blog lives up to the passion I hold for my craft. No more rambling posts; no more halfhearted attempts to update the P&P with small, uninteresting facts about my life that don't pertain to anything in particular.
As a writer, I know that I should be doing better than this. In fact, I know that I could be doing better than this, and all of you deserve better.
As a writer who is also an avid reader, I know what others who are like me or who share my interests might find engaging. I know all of this... and it's time I start putting this knowledge to work. The way things are around here will be changing in the near future, hopefully for the better. It's time that I made the change.
Thank you, John Locke, for the inspiration your book provided me. I may not have read any of your other works, but I will hand you this: you sure know how to write! Every writer I know should get this book and study it thoroughly. It's well worth the price, I'll tell you that!
"Blue Moon" by Nichole White