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Should Authors Blog?

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To blog or not to blog? The question was raised in a forum of writers. Should authors blog?

And if so, why? For what purpose? My answer was a resounding yes!

I began blogging several years ago, mainly as an outlet, as an active way to keep writing.

I’m a former missionary of 20 years, now a full-time secretary, pastor’s wife, and home-schooling mother who has written several books, one of those in the final editing stages. Blogging is my outlet to share experiences. But it’s more than that.

Blogging helps to tone our craft, to reveal our writing style, and to give us credence as writers, as authors. Blogging opens doors to an audience we might otherwise not have encountered. On a practical level, blogging gives us a better author’s platform, which in turn aids in marketing. As writers, we need that platform. We need a voice that will be heard. Blogging can be that platform. Blogging can be that voice.


I am a pastor’s wife, former missionary, mother of four great sons, and author of three books: Betrayed, Identity Revealed, and A Murder Unseen. (Available at: Amazon.com.) I have a passion for God, my family, and writing! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. June 8, 2011 at 6:14 am

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