Friday, June 22, 2012

Are You a Writer or a Blogger?

This isn't a post dogging blogging.

Hey, that rhymed!

Blogging has been a big help to me. I've found to great contacts who have helped me learn about the craft and given me a sense of community.

This is a post about time and prioritization.

As a writer, time is the most difficult thing to come by. I know I'm not the only one with this issue. There are countless posts out there about finding the time to write.

Write while you're on the toilet. Never watch TV. Sleep when you're dead. Etc...

Not gonna happen.

Creativity I have (I think). Technique I can hone. Style I can improve. But time is a finite resource; there's only so much to go around. And blogging takes time.

AND the thing about blogging is that it isn't really writing. Not creative, fictiony, character-driven, crawling with dwarfs and robots writing-that-I-love type writing anyway.

So, I'm going to try to cut back the blogging to one QUALITY post per week.

Please tune in next week for my thoughts on the difference between creative and technical writing and how they can influence one another.

Have a great weekend!


  1. It's all about balance. I used to post three times a week. Now I post twice. I've got so many hats I wear that I can only do so much with blogging.

  2. Never a bad decision to make, I think. Much luck with your writing!

  3. Good luck! I don't keep a regular blog schedule, but I tend to write something most days, even if it's just a recap of the writing I got done that day! :)

    No, often I blog about something odd that happened during the day, or something I'm looking forward to, but almost never about the mechanics of writing. What could I possibly add to that subject?

    Time is finite, though, so what am I doing writing this? *runs back to WIP with tail between legs*


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