As you may have noticed through my recent posts, I seem to be struggling with self-identity as well as wondering what role(s) I should take on as a writer/blogger since I left the work place permanently over a year ago.
Below are some of the posts I’m referring to:
One of the by-products of being home full-time (and as a person who can not drive so am pretty much house-bound) is that I tend to over-analyze things. More times than not, this is counter-productive.
Well, for me it is.
Many of my readers have told me that blogging/writing actually work well together. Yes, you can be both a writer and a blogger.
I’m now starting to understand what they mean.
There are those who write horror or science fiction books/stories, and then turn around and blog about things that relate to their work (such as movie or book reviews, various topics within the particular genre, etc.).
Those in the nonfiction realm would publish a memoir or essays based on personal experiences would in turn blog about topics that relate to these (mental health issues, cancer or other life-threatening diseases, victims of sexual abuse, etc.).
On and on the list of examples could go; but, I hope you get the point.
I suppose the underlying theme of all this is find your “brand” as a writer, and then build your blog(s) around that “brand.”
This is starting to sound like a marketing or business scheme…but, I guess when you get down to the nitty-gritty of it all, yeah, I think that what it’s about. It’s about sharing what you are as a writer, and your work, with your audience. Hence, that’s where blogging comes in.
Well, that’s how I’m starting to perceive blogging to be. Perhaps I could be wrong.
What do you think?