Blog explosion. That would be mine. Someday. Perhaps soon after I buy and study Kristen Lamb’s book: Rise of the Machines: Human Authors in a Digital World.
As a pre-published author, building a platform is more difficult. I don’t have a book you can buy or I can sell, so how can I be interesting and valuable as a blogger? (I don’t mean to you, Mom….)
Today, another writer recommended a blog to follow: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com. Just the title makes me smile. The content is succinct but humorous—my favorite combination—and includes examples of what she is discussing. Kristen gives book recommendations related to the topic of her blog. She also teaches classes for writers.
Kristen’s blog has over 35,000 followers. Mine hasn’t broken 100 yet. It’s pretty clear I need to spend more time and effort on my platform! I attract most new followers when I’m blogging on Cape Cod—my dream place and the location for my novels. Now the challenge is to gain some followers blogging on writing and reading.
Thanks to all my current followers! Now watch my numbers grow! Be a part of the explosion! Click that FOLLOW button!