Friday, October 2, 2009

Blogging, The Way to Go

Blogging, I was told is the way to go for aspiring writers. My sister, Siobhan first mentioned the concept to me while I was at home in Ireland this summer. She informed me her friend Barbara, who is a writer told her blogging was the only way to go for the writers of today.

I filed this idea in the back of my mind. My thoughts on blogging last summer were, how do I even start to wrap my head around this blogging thing. I mean I had only gotten myself sorted on Facebook. Begging my children to please let me be your friend. It was embarrassing for weeks I only had three friends. My youngest refusing to be my friend. He informed me Facebook was not for Moms!

Anyway back to blogging. So I attended the WRWA (Wisconsin Regional Writers Association)last weekend and lo and behold, blogging was once more being hailed as the way to go for writers. A way to create a platform for oneself. I spent one long week trying to figure out how to create this blog. To make it pretty and give it a name that would reflect creativity.

Well here it is. I don't know what I am suppose to do now. I guess I will just have to play it by ear and hope for the best.

Have a great day as they say in America!

Ann

4 comments:

Niamh Griffin said...

Hi Ann, good luck with your writing adventures!

Catherine said...

Hi Ann, nice to see you following my blog, thanks! I have followed your now and it's interesting to see an Irishwoman in the US (I'm assuming you're Irish?) on blogging. It's good fun and relaxing. I like that you did a writing course in Wisconsin. I did a short one for a few summers with an American woman who lives between Ireland and the US. Memoir mostly.
Look forward to your posts!
Catherine.

Barbara Scully said...

Is that you missus? Great to accidently discover your new blog! And good luck with it... it looks great and I love the name. So keep writing and updating very regularly. I find that you need to update about once a week - anymore and readers cannot keep up (we are meant to be writing not reading millions of blog entries) and any less and readers get bored of checking in and finding nothing new.

And there are no rules - put up whatever strikes you.

Great to find you... and I have also added you to my blog list!

Go girl...

Barbara
x

siobhan said...

Hi Ann,

I am very impressed with your new blog...my gosh, you are a quick learner! I wish you the best of luck with your new adventure. Glad to know that you listen to me 'big sister'! Love Siobhan x...Hi there Barbara! x.