For years now we’ve heard how important a blog is to an author’s platform. I’ve faithfully blogged, tweeted, and maintained both a personal and an Author Facebook page. I’ve had my own domain name since the early part of this century, and have maintained a website and other methods of online presence.
Here on this site I’ve written about writing, I’ve written about mysteries and detectives. I’ve approved comments, responded to comments, and have refrained from having this site be only about selling books.
I’ve resisted ads and other ways of profiting from my blog.
I have no idea whether writing this blog contributes to my book sales. I’m sure it hasn’t resulted in my having a play produced, or a book of any type published.
I think most of my readers can find me on Facebook or on my website. The website is the only place I’m sure of readers having found me and contacted me.
So I’m thinking it is time to stop blogging. I’m writing more than ever these days, and I actually need to devote more time to my works in progress.
If I hear a sudden clamoring from all of you, I’ll rethink my decision to quite blogging.
Love and peace,