Friday, September 30, 2005

Ways a Writer Can Make Use of Blogging - Revisited

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: -- Poet interview blog -- a poem not quite a day site -- collaborative poetry site -- multiple author discussion site on poetics

5. Promote a new book: How to Make a Living as a Poet Tropic of Cubicle

6. Supplement a print publication: Verse Magazine

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

Additional Ideas Shared By Readers Of This Blog

Jim Behrle: "Advertise their new-found sexie qualities?"

Shanna Compton: "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. 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.""

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

Rebecca Loudon: "1. Pick up cute poet boys. 2. Go crazy publicly."

Charles Jensen: "Place to found your own new literary movement and to mobilize members."


At 12:23 PM, Blogger Behrle, Prince of Trolls said...

I forgot to mention *getting on people's nerves*.

At 5:16 PM, Blogger Steven D. Schroeder said...

Vent in a socially acceptable and perhaps even healthy manner.

At 12:32 PM, Blogger David Koehn said...


I had no idea you even read us! Thanks for the "pop." It is always kewl when the cute popular girl mentions the geeky neighbor kid's name. Makes the geeky kid think, "Maybe not EVERYONE is rolling their eyes at my Physics project for the school science fair." Just for today TGAP gets to hang out with the cool kids.


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