Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Learning to Blog for Book Publicity
That business of writing being easy ("you just open a vein...") does not hold a candle to blogging effectively. Between trying to overcome the "who wants to hear from me every day?" handicap and learning the technical aspects of creating the posts, I'm considering a hut in the Andes. Or maybe the Alps, I love the Alps. Now that I've learned the difference between posts and pages I better understand why some writers have abandoned web pages in favor of blogs. This really is (sort of, kind of) easier. Today I created a page on the Jolie Gentil cozy mystery series and am about to do one on my recent family history book, Orr Campbell, Mitchell, and Shirley Families in Ireland and America. I thought about whether the fiction and family history blogs should be separate. For now, both are here -- both kinds of writing inform the other. And, this is me.