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[Blog-a-Book] To blog or not to blog, that is the question
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Pat Roa-Perez
December 2014
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Written by
Pat Roa-Perez
December 2014

I decided to blog my book, and I'm glad I did.

After launching my blog this past September, I was relieved. After all, I had been working on it for quite a while.

At first everything went smoothly, but soon it began to feel like extra work.

It was hard to create content for the blog and keep up with my WIP and writing projects. It became too much and began to affect my writing. 

That's when I learned about how-to-blog-a-book

It appealed to me, the idea of not having to create double content.

This strategy has its critics, though. As a new writer, it was hard to tell whether or not it was the right strategy for my book.

The benefits of blogging-a-book

I started blogging my book this past week and already feel good about it.

I'm writing again and loving it! 

As a result, I finished and submitted a personal story I’d been working on. (Happy to report it was selected as one of the stories to be published next year.) 

I'm no longer concerned as to whether or not it is the right strategy. The benefits outweigh any concern I had.

And this is the reason I decided to write this post. To share what I learned.

Here's a glimpse of some of the benefits and/or lessons learned: 

  1. Eliminating having to create double content
  2. Widening my view of the book I'm working on and coming up with topics for the next two   
  3. Learning about new ways/sources to promote my book
  4. Identifying competing and complimentary titles 
  5. Discovering new ways of finding my audience
  6. Having a better, broader understanding of the writing-publishing business
  7. Learning to write a book proposal 
  8. Taking my blogging to a new level
  9. Learning about SEO and other google analytic tools for my blog

And these are only a few of the benefits.

In my next post I'll expand on some of these, just in case someone is contemplating blogging-a-book.

 

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