It’s the battle royale – blogging vs. writing, and unfortunately, my blog is going for the knockout.
I started writing this blog about seven months ago and liked the idea of creating my own platform. Since that time, I’ve enjoyed the ability to muse about my writing, other people’s work, as well as interviewing some amazing authors. But at the end of the day, I find that I’ve done more creative things on my blog than with my writing.
The day-to-day tally:
Blog: 500 words
Manuscript: 200 words
What’s wrong with this picture?
It’s like the cart before the horse. One is supposed to support the other. But if this is true why is one getting all the attention?
I think I’ve figured that out. The blog is easy. You can put your thoughts down – beginning, middle and end – and get instantaneous response. The writing, on the other hand, is a long, drawn-out process, where you may not get feedbacks for weeks, months, even perhaps years.
The thing is, writing is what’s important, and I lose sight of that sometimes. It could also be that I only have a short amount of time to write anything now because I have screaming kids running around the house. Is summer over yet?
Fellow bloggers/writers what do you think? Is your blog infringing upon your writing? If not, how do you balance your time between posting and penning your manuscript? I’d love to hear from you.
And now, I’ve wasted enough time on this post. Back to the writing…until I have to post again.