Friday, September 16, 2005

Ways a Writer Can Make Use of Blogging

1. Pick up the slack where print-pubs are floundering -- book reviews, literary criticism, etc.

2. Build a community among writers

3. Develop readers (that hopefully will transition on to your other work)

4. Develop your own original creative project.

Some blogs that do this well:

http://www.herecomeseverybody.blogspot.com/ -- Poet interview blog

http://poetrydailier.blogspot.com/ -- a poem not quite a day site

http://thepines.blogspot.com/ -- collaborative poetry site

http://greatamericanpinup.blogspot.com/ -- multiple author discussion site on poetics

5. Promote a new book:

http://howtopoet.blogspot.com/ How to Make a Living as a Poet

http://www.tropicofcubicle.com/ Tropic of Cubicle

6. Supplement a print publication:

http://versemag.blogspot.com/ Verse Magazine

7. Hone your own voice as a writer through daily practice


Additional ideas?

6 Comments:

At 1:05 AM, Blogger Behrle, Prince of Trolls said...

Advertise their new-found sexie qualities?

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger shanna said...

more presses are using blogs (or bloglike sites) to make announcements about new books and events. i think people like them better than the mass email lists. less intrusive, yet still full of good info.

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger Laura Carter said...

Diversions from real work and/or studies? Places to fiddle with html and cool sidebar features?

 
At 7:43 PM, Blogger Radish King said...

1. Pick up cute poet boys.
2. Go crazy publically.

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Charles said...

Place to found your own new literary movement and to mobilize members.

 
At 10:41 AM, Blogger shanna said...

i realize i didn't pay attention to the question--writer. ignore me.

personally, i originally started a site and then a blog just to teach myself web design/html.

it's just like putting up a sign, hanging a shingle: "hey, i'm over here and some of my stuff is over there."

 

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