How important is Writing Blog Posts to Novel Writing…?

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Idle blogs of an idle fellow

“It is named the “Web” for good reason.”
David Foster Wallace

I can’t believe I’ve now been desperately thinking of things to blog about for four years. When I started I had little idea what blogging was really about, and now I truly have no idea. I think blogs exist mainly so you can get annoyed, and then say rather pointedly to yourself that you’re going to bloody blog about it, because there’s clearly a readership out there for articles on drivers’ inability to park without taking up two bays. Of course unless you do blog about it within 2 minutes you’ll have forgotten all about it and probably driven off anyway. Blogs are the modern equivalent of writing to the Times.

It’s like all those notes in your phone that were Pullitzer prize winning novels, but now read more like a free-associating dead-head in 1960s San Francisco mumbling…

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2 thoughts on “How important is Writing Blog Posts to Novel Writing…?

  1. Some great points. I’ve also been thinking about writers who devote all their energy on teaching rather than mix in some work. This might be a symptom of our culture. If they are able to make a living from blogging, that’s probably okay with me. If they can inspire another writer, they are truly a teacher. Writing is such a crowded market now. Personally, I have to shift my perspective on it. “Why am I doing this?” In the meantime I can post neutral thoughts while I decide my purpose.

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