How blogging about writing craft helps my writing (and makes me happy)
Some writers say that blogging is a waste of time. They think it’s better to spend writing time on their current work, whether it’s a novel, poem, short story, or essay.
Blogging about writing may not be for everyone, but I’ve found that blogging can be like an injection for my writing. If I’m stuck with some aspect of my writing, I often dig out of my blocked place by recalling some bit of advice or craft tip that I’ve written about here on One Wild Word.
Here are several other ways writing about writing helps me in my craft:
- Blogging forces me to write regularly, and under many different conditions, including when I’m tired and while traveling. This helps prime me for my other writing projects.
- I have frequent contact with other writers through my blog, which creates an encouraging community.
- Regular blogging has helped me increase my writing speed and quality. Practice is key to improving at any craft, whether it’s writing, learning to play an instrument, drawing and more.
- Research for blog posts often reveals a craft trick I can use in my own writing.
- Writing about writing is a prime opportunity to share photos of cute dogs, which makes me happy.
Are you a writer who blogs about writing? Share what you’ve learned in the comments below.