I find it a little hard to believe, but it’s been two years since I wrote my very first blog entry, back when this blog was on my writer site. After blogging sporadically for a while, I committed to at least twice-weekly posts, and began to attract an audience.
I’ve since written more than 100 entries about the business of writing. This blog has taken me a lot of places — to guest-posting weekly for WM Freelance Writers Connection, for one. To the A-list Bloggers Club, where I’m hoping to learn more about how to serve my blog readers better.
It also helped me break into paid blogging. After a while, this blog made me realize there was a need for a comprehensive guide to earning well as a writer in our new-media age, and the Make a Living Writing e-book was conceived (and I’m hoping it’s going to be born in the next week or two!).
I discovered something about myself, too: I have a passion for helping writers earn more money. I love it! When a writer or one of my mentees tells me they got a better-paying gig based on my advice, I am over the moon. I look forward each week to posting more advice to help writers earn well.
It kind of blows my mind, but this blog now gets around 100,000 views a month. Clearly, the days when I personally knew every reader are gone!
So let’s get better acquainted. If you would, please leave a comment below and tell us:
Your name and how long you’ve been writing.
Are you already writing for pay, or are you hoping to do so in future?
What type of writing do you do?
Do you have a blog? If so, provide a link and tell us your goal for the blog.
Do you have a writer/author site? If so, provide a link.
How did you find this blog?
Most importantly: What do you most want to learn about on this blog? Ask a specific question and if it’s of general interest, I’ll try to answer it on the blog as soon as I can.
I look forward to learning more about all of you, so I can provide the exact information you need to earn more from your writing. I really want to hear from you — in fact, if you leave a comment on this blog entry this week only, I will send you a code that will give you 50% off the price of my new Ebook, Make a Living Writing: The 21st Century Guide.
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