I've probably written this kind of post in the past. But after spending a week at a writer's conference and hearing once again how important social media is to the writer, I have to stand back and think about it.
I used to blog faithfully. I enjoyed the followers and comments. Then I took a long break. Disaster for a blogger but I had moved to a new area and felt I couldn't write anymore. I needed that time off because soon I started writing again.
I think I'm closer to a book contract than ever in my life. Reason being because I've written so many books and hope that maybe I've improved over the past seven years. Sure, it might not happen for a few more years but at least I'm getting requests for fulls.
That being the case, I go back to social media. Do I need to keep blogging if I get a book published? Probably yes even though I love Facebook, Twitter now and then and try to keep up with everyone I have met online or in person over the years. Unfortunately, many of the writers I know who used to blog don't anymore. I started in 2006. I think it reached its peak a few years ago or maybe I did with it. Not sure.
I also tend to go back and forth about topics: writing about writing or writing about this strange journey God has me on. I'm not sure which one is more worthy of a post. My solution recently has been to write what comes to my heart and let it go wherever. If one person reads it--great. If more, okay, I'll take that.
So there it is. To blog or not to blog. To blog for what purpose? To blog because I have something to say or to blog for public appeal.
I would love to know where you are with this social media.