Mostly I post about writing and my own experiences with it on my blog. I do post about other things too from time to time...
Yet I started this blog basically for writing and working on my own stories as inspiration for me and other writers too. So I do want to keep that in mind. But maybe I should change it or start a new blog.
One of my favorite romance authors, Suzanne McMinn gives out some eye-opening advice for writers about blogging on http://www.dandelionblog.com/ in an article called "Blogging Outside the Box."
Following Suzanne's advice, in a nutshell, we should post more interesting stuff about our lives and what we are doing, our interests, etc. rather than pigeon hole ourselves, appealing only to a few writers, and not a vast array of other people-- who in turn, can learn other things about us and want to read our books. Should we downplay our writer self and give out other tidbits to feast on? The article contains good marketing advice. Here's the tough one for me-- we should post everyday. Everyday! That's so our fellow blog followers won't forget us and want to see what we are doing. These are good ideas.
I admit it-- I find most blogs boring. (By the way, Suzanne's blog is not one of them! Check it out at: http://suzannemcminn.com/blog/) Many blogs just ramble on and on about uninteresting things, not useful things, trite things. But the idea here is to come up with stuff that people who surf for blogs find helpful and captivating.
So what do you think? What are your own ideas on blogging? Do you think we should inspire others with our daily lives? Should I change my approach and content? It's something about which to think...