…I exchanged some views the other day with a fellow scribbler about the merits of maintaining a Blog… at the last count, there’s about a trillion, gazillion, squillion blogs swirling around in the internet ether… my discussee kinda wondered, ‘why bother doing one when there are so many already out there?’… well, I s’pose it boils down to yer own personal objectives… this ol’ Jurassic started doing one on the advice of many respected comrades-in-ink, who averred that ev’ry scribe WURTH her or his laptop-tapping salt needs to be present on the SOSYAL NETWURKS… whatever the truth or otherwise of that advice, I did begin to produce my blog, a mere two and half years ago… at the time, it made sense to me to try to broaden my ‘reader reach’, but since then, the blog has evolved into a creature with more elements than a chemistry professor’s classroom… the frequency of once weekly, stepped up to two to three per week, and now, almost daily postings… the over-riding, initial thrust to develop contact bases swiftly faded into the background… that now happens automatically, as a by-product of involvement in the other things that make doing my blog one of the central parts of my day (alongside actually writing my novels!)… first of all, amazingly for me, it gives me a discipline of producing something from a blank-page start every time… as a (hopefully) entertaining, and p’raps educational offering to like-minded Lads and Lassies out there, it gets me ‘mutually empathising’ with an entire universe of this virtual candle-lit garret-dwelling scrivener’s family of ours… but, the prime factor in all of it has become clearer and clearer as the months rolled by… the Blog has become my Author’s Brand… it lets people see glimpses of how I think… of what amuses me… of what I care about… of things that others can identify me with, and identify me by… an Author’s Brand is an instrument of recognition… an expectancy of a style, type, form, content, rythym on a regular basis… people are comfortable with any kind of Brands they like… and it brings folks into yer circle… reciprocally, yeez get invited into theirs… if I were to characterise my own Author’s Brand now, it’s more likely to be that of the ol’ Jurassic self-publisher, lately come to the wonders of the eBooks and writing gig, bumbling through the machinations of the SOSYAL NETWURKIN… and, importantly, enjoying that immensely… do yeez know yer own brand yet?… I’d be glad to hear from yeez… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!… oh, and it lets yeez plug yer books from time to time… see:
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