I’ve only been blogging for three and a half weeks and already I’m amazed at how quickly I’ve become enmeshed in the blogging culture and how quickly I’ve developed some true friends through it (Bill especially). The thing that concerns me is that time spent in the blogosphere takes me away from my writing for the book – which is why I started the blog in the first place! See the dilemma! I’ve heard many writers say that all writers should have a blog (for varying reasons), and many others say that blogging is too time consuming and is time wasted that should be spent on work (writing work).
I can certainly see both sides of the argument now that I’m actually attempting to do both, as well as work part-time and plan a wedding! The thing about blogging is that writers write, and writers who want to be writers don’t. Boy, am I articulate today or what?!! The thing is, I am writing and I am sticking to my deadline (Oct – feel free to nag me – in fact I encourage you to nag me!), so is the blog just distracting me from it?
In a way, yes, I’ve hit a hard chapter in the book and have been conscious that the blog (and blogosphere) has been a welcome distraction, so that’s hardly a good thing. And yet, when you start roaming around the blogosphere it’s a great way of seeing what’s current, what’s hot and what’s not. The great thing for me is that my book is about three pretty hot topics right now: body image (and all that that encompasses, including cosmetic surgery, dieting etc), spirituality and sex, and so I’m constantly reading posts and comments that are incredibly relevant to my own work. This can be quite time consuming though… there’s that dilemma again!
Clearly I’ve not answered my own question as I thought perhaps I would just jotting it down! Sigh! I think I better go and finish this chapter and then I might be more inclined to be less distracted… Told you I was articulate today!