Why Writers Need to Blog
If you’re a writer, a blog can be your writer’s commonplace book, your soapbox, your classroom, your publisher, and your learning circle.
Having readers helps me focus on what to write about in my blog, and how to present my views. But sometimes—especially when I’m strapped for time—blogging feels like just another extra I could do without.
Is blogging still a useful activity for writers? Or is it losing ground to the easier forms of communication, such as the snapshot and the 140-character comment?
I put this question to Robin Mizell, a friend and respected literary agent. She responded with this useful post: Why blog, when you can shoot yourself in the foot? It is an excellent reminder about what writers can gain when they blog.