Blogging 201, Day One: Branding & Growth

Why do I blog? 

I initially started my blog for exposure.  While researching literary agents I discovered how important a strong social media presence was, not just for non-fiction writers but for fiction writers too.  I was already on Twitter and Facebook, but that wasn’t enough.  Sure, I had followers, but I didn’t put much effort into it.



Once I started blogging an entire new world opened up for me.  I realized just how important a blog truly was, and it’s been a great avenue to learn from other bloggers in my field; share the knowledge I’ve learned and am still learning along the way; help others who may be struggling with fiction writing; and just be involved in the writing community on a new and exciting level.

Now, I can’t imagine not having my Murder Blog.

What are three goals for your blog?

– To increase my followers by 30% by July, 1, 2014

– To increase the number of comments left on my posts by my followers.

– To publish posts or interviews from respected authors/agents.



What would your dream blog look like? 

My dream blog would be a blog where I could share the journey from aspiring to published author.  It’s going to have to wait just a little longer.   *fingers crossed*  I’m still waiting to hear.

What are your goals for your blog?  What made you start blogging?


  1. Hi Sue, so glad to find you through Blogging 201. You are absolutely right that your blog is the foundation of your author platform – it gives you a home base while you’re out and about socializing on Twitter and Facebook. Great goals – I’m helping out with your second right now 😉

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