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  • Blogging for Authors 102: What should you blog about?

    September,12, 2017ByProwess Publications

    Now that you have decided to start a blog, one of the questions that can trouble you is “What should I blog about?”

    Well, it depends on your genre. Popular author bloggers like Preeti Shenoy or Seth Godin are focused on their topics and appeal to a targeted audience. You need to think through the ideas, the themes, and writing style of the blogs as it would be an extension of the author brand. Clarity on the intention of the blog will help you add your perspective to the article.

    Non-fiction writers can directly jump into topics related to the theme of the book, however, fiction writers need to brainstorm the topics they would be blogging about. For example, you can write about character interviews, the story of how you got into writing, writing tips, commentary on films, etc. Here’s a short list of themes on which you can start blogging about.

    Literary Model

    A literary model means topics related to books, authors, and writings – something every author goes through in free time.

    As an author, you can always depend on following the literary model for topics to blog about. You can celebrate, review, and admire great writings and books. You can talk about a recent book you read, review it and make an informal recommendation. You can host a question and answer session with fellow authors to make the blog interactive. Literary model topics are evergreen themes to blog about, and you can be confident of good response from followers.

    Writing Advice

    Good advice from an authentic person can turn around things for aspiring writers. If you are an experienced writer or a published author, you write about how you improved your quality of writing, the books you read and the established authors you follow. Your articles will be of great help to people new to writing and are craving for real life experiences of other people. Make sure the contain valuable tips as well.

    Behind the Pen and Paper   

    Behind the scenes looks are great and these help readers develop connections with the author. In these categories of blogs, you can talk about what went into the creation of the book. The months of research, the books you read, the people you met, the places you went, the difficulties you faced while drafting your manuscript and every related story. Such stories are bound to be received well because it reassures the future writers that the process is worth the hard work.

    Your Journey

    Social media has slowly killed the mystery related to authors, and you can’t afford to maintain the secrets. Writers write about what is happening in their daily lives, something interesting or worth mentioning. Your dedicated followers are waiting for an interesting article from you to enjoy reading, know more about you and learn something in the process.

    Blogging is a habit and if you can include your life into it you will never run out of topics. Your followers will enjoy knowing the process that goes behind the construction of a book because a fresh approach is always welcome by book lovers. In the next blog in the series, we will cover the tricks of becoming a popular blogger.

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