As someone who has walked the path of becoming an author and sharing my books with the world, I know firsthand that the journey is never an easy one. It's filled with twists and turns, unexpected obstacles, and plenty of bumps along the way.
And yet, despite all of this, I still believe that writing is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling pursuits one can embark on.
However, when it comes to the topic of blogging, I've encountered resistance from others who are on a similar journey. They see it as a distraction from their main goal of becoming an author and sharing their ideas with the world. But here's the thing: authorship is a one-and-done action, while writing is a lifelong pursuit of shaping ideas.
That's where blogging comes in. What I love about blogging is that it allows you to hone your ideas over time. With my first book, Sea Change, I had my one-and-done ideas, but years later, I revisited the book and saw how my ideas had shifted. Blogging would have allowed me to marinate in those ideas and let the narrative grow and develop over time.
Blogging is a place for you to get your words in and play with understanding your voice and style. It's a place to explore new ideas and let them take shape in real-time. In a world where we often want the fastest and easiest path, writing is meant to be a slow wandering of the mind that helps you arrive at new destinations.
So if you're on the fence about starting a blog, I encourage you to take the plunge. The journey may be long and winding, but the destination is always worth it.