Despite my best efforts to post regularly on this site, I have found it impossible to fulfil my desire. Life has a nasty habit of throwing the occasional spanner in the works, but these past few months life has been overly busy placing a succession of obstacles in my path. As a result, I’ve had to make a clear distinction between what writing is 'important' and what writing can take a backseat.
Blogging will always take second place to my other, more ‘important’ stuff. In my opinion, far too many writers spend far too much time blogging; not just writing the posts, but generating traffic, networking with other bloggers and commenting on other blogs. And it seems to me that blogging often becomes more important than writing.
Blogging can certainly gain a writer exposure, but I feel that a lot of that blogging time could be put to better use concentrating on the actual ‘important’ writing; the magazine article, the short story or the novel you intend to submit for possible publication.
It’s estimated that to become really good at anything takes approximately 10,000 hours. That’s a lot of time. I know what I’d prefer to spend that time doing – writing.
Blogging is a valuable tool for any writer, but it should be used wisely.