Author Blogs are not necessarily writer blogs, meaning websites of published authors, as many people believe. In many cases they are personal blogs or websites where the focus can be on any specific topic – eg. gardening or cooking – or the author’s family or life in chronological order – which brings this digital medium in close proximity to auto-biographies, especially if the owner of the blog is a prolific writer.
And publishing regular original content is crucial for the success of an Author Blog.
If you look at my Author Blog, you find anything related to Art, Media Design, Website Development and Design, Photography, Nature and… of course South Africa. This is where my heart and focus are and this leaves me a lot of scope for things to investigate, research, be enthusiastic about and share in form of any kind of expression that’s possible online.
Social Networks work for themselves
While many people believe they can get away in a ‘free’ way by just using their Facebook accounts to write and express themselves, they don’t operate from a position of freedom – like if they would be owning their own website or blog where they are in full control. Social Networks work for themselves and make and change the rules, they possess your content – be it written or in form of photos – and even sell you without your consent or vote nor giving you a fair share.
If a herd mentality is what you like, this will not bother you and you gladly pay the price.
If, however, you wish to be independent and build your own reputation online, based on your name, your talents and your services and/or products, there is no way around having your own personalized Author Blog or website.
Think about it and get started – for instance on a free WordPress Blog. If you want something more sophisticated, have a look at my SHOWCASE and – if and once you’re ready for your own driver’s seat online – let’s talk!