These days, it's hard to imagine a web-savvy writer who does not blog. Writers, especially prolific ones, would hardly say no to a publishing opportunity like blogging, which is as simple as typing on a word processor and clicking the PUBLISH button.
Writers blog for varied reasons: to chronicle the goings-on in their lives, to show samples of their work to a vast audience, to sell/promote their books or writing services, to write on a particular topic (also called 'niche blogging'), or to blog chapter by chapter until they finish an entire book. If you are a writer who wants to get the most of our your blogging prowess, get tips and learn techniques from these sites run by blogging pros:
- ProBlogger - Owned and maintained by Darren Rowse, ProBlogger is currently one of the top sites on professional blogging. (No kidding!) It offers tips on how bloggers can produce better content, earn money, find blogging jobs, and reach a wider audience.
- AboutWeblogs - This site is run by Shai Coggins, formerly the resident weblogging expert at About.com. Shai has numerous articles and resources on blogging, publishing and podcasting -- all of which are juicy and meaty.
- Weblogs @ About.com - Your About.com guide Deborah Ng continually packs the page with helpful tips on the latest blogging technology, opportunities and yes, even memes!
Stumped? Defrost thy freezing brain with Chris Garrett's 10 Killer Post Ideas.
And when all else fails, you can always turn the pages: