Need A Blog? Like a Hole in the Head.
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Debby Carroll
December 2009
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Written by
Debby Carroll
December 2009
I figure the world needs another blog like a hole in the head. (Something my mother used to say..well not the blog part, but definitely the hole in the head part). But, here's the thing. In the 90s, I had two parenting books published. You've never heard of me so you can see how well they sold. I had a great agent who somehow managed to sell both of those despite the poor sales of the first one. Then I stopped writing books because I didn't have anything else to say. Now, I think I have something. Or, rather, I think that together my three grown daughters and I can share something worthwhile, entertaining and maybe even helpful. But my great agent (now retired but she's coaching me) says that these days, one needs a "platform" before one gets published. It was so much easier when all one needed was a connected agent who had big clients and lots of influence. So, blogs are us. (please look at mine at http://raisingamazingdaughters.wordpress.com and if you and everyone you've ever met in your life hits it every day, by 2031, I should have enough of a following to attract a publisher. Of course, I'll be in a "home" by then and unlikely to still be able to type but I'll worry about that later. However, the good news is that I've been reading a lot of blogs, mostly by women and they are fantastic. That's also the bad news. One, this is now taking up a huge portion of my "writing" time. And, two, there are a lot of wonderful writers out there so what chance does my book/blog actually have? But, it's fun so far and my daughters and I are enjoying working on this project together, so I guess it's all good.

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Comments
  • Jan Vallone

    Hi Debby--My second message to you today: This post made me laugh. I identified strongly with it. Yes, there are a lot of us writing, but it doesn't mean you won't succeed. Now I'll go check out your blog.

  • Debby Carroll

    Wow, thanks for your kind words! I'm so glad you like the blog. Please tell everyone you know! :)
    Debby

  • I love your platform. So many wonderful things can follow when Mother's raise amazing daughters. Yes,I will follow, read, and comment. You are inspiring.
    You go Mom,
    Cheers,
    Renee