Enough to Make a Writer’s Head Explode

All this fancy-schmancy stuff I’ve been doing on the blog is not only giving me a headache, I think my head may explode. While I’ve got my fingers crossed that I fixed the redirect of my original blog address to the new improved www.Lindasclare.com, I guess I’ll believe it when I see it.

Writing Tip for Today: My journey into the shark-infested waters of building one’s own site has been terrifying but at the same time oddly empowering. While I’ll never write code (bless you Bonnie and Nicole), I have learned:

  • Don’t be afraid to take the next step. If you put off learning to blog, tweet, or even build your own website, you’ll be left behind and not in a good way. Take a chance! Screw it up! My theory is that I usually learn the most from my goofs.
  • Keep slogging through. If you set up an account or a blog and then virtually never do anything with it, your fear’s winning. Don’t be the writer who started ten blogs and then was too daunted to ever write anything on them.
  • Blogging is writing, people! Last, whether you stay safely within the confines of Blogger or WordPress, blogging is writing. Tell others about it and it becomes more than an online diary. Make your posts meaningful, focused and short (like 200-300 words short). This will give readers the best you can offer at a size they have time to read.

About Linda S. Clare

I'm an author, speaker, writing coach and mentor. I teach both fiction and nonfiction writing at Lane Community College and in the doctoral program as expert writing advisor for George Fox University. I love helping writers improve their craft and I'm both an avid reader and writer of stories about those with wounded hearts.

3 comments on “Enough to Make a Writer’s Head Explode

  1. Really appreciate your unfailing encouragement and advice grounded in real life. Thank you! And yes, I WILL write on my blog and learn how to have my very own web page…..soon!

  2. Good for you! Sometimes this world of media is overwhelming. Such a good reminder about blogging/writing. When we think of it as writing instead of a chore, it’s more inviting :).

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