Why I Write the Different Blogs I Write and What That Means for You by Debra H. Goldstein
When I started writing, I was told I needed to establish a social media presence. My son helped me get on Facebook, I wrote a short tweet on Twitter, and I created a Linked In profile. I also started this blog, It’s Not Always a Mystery. It’s title encompassed what I hope for the blog to accomplish when it appears every other Monday – letting people learn my ideas and thoughts aren’t always mystery related and that the different guest I feature every month may be a famous author or not, but might be writing something you’d like to read.
A year or so later, I was invited to write a blog for The Stiletto Gang, a group of romance and mystery writers. The diversity of the writers involved, in terms of their backgrounds, thoughts, and writings, intrigued me. Most of the time, but not always, the blog I post on the second Friday of each month has a direct tie-in to writing. I also find the blog we write as a group on the first Wednesday of every month interesting because although we are asked the same question, we invariably answer it differently.
Next came an opportunity to join Writers Who Kill. Although everyone on this blog is a mystery writer, we each address our craft from different genres and perspectives. Our backgrounds color our postings. This blog also works differently than any of the other blogs in that we all put eyes on proposed blogs before they are posted. This results in more polished blogs and gives me insight into my fellow bloggers before I might craft a response to what they’ve written. You can find my posts on Writers Who Kill on the third Monday of each month.
Recently, even though I swore I was writing enough blogs, I joined a new group, Booklovers Bench – Where Readers Are Winners. The tagline for this blog says it all. Not only are there monthly giveaways from this blog, but six seasoned writers alternate writing a weekly “Let’s Talk” column. Often, the “Let’s Talk”columns also offer freebies.
Some people argue that blogs are going out of style (Instagram is preferred by one age group and Facebook by another), but to me they are windows into the soul of authors you might fascinating. That’s why, besides the four blogs I’m associated with, I subscribe to several other ones, too. I’d love to have you follow me on all my blogs – the material on each will always be different. Here are the links to join:
Writers Who Kill: Blog: https://writerswhokill.blogspot.com/