Writing Blogs About Writing

Stevie Turner

I was interested to read Cristian Myhai’s ‘Six Types of Blog Posts that Always Get Read‘.  It seems that writing blogs giving writing/blogging advice is the way forward for writers who want to gain more readers.

However, I’ve also found that blog stats increase if there’s something in it for the reader.  In my case I run a ‘Share Your Short Story’ writing contest every few months which gives the winner and runner-up a shout-out, and I promote the winning stories on my social media sites.  These ‘Share Your Short Story’ announcements and winners seem to be the most read of my blogs, along with my blog asking whether we’re writers or authors, and my interview of Chris the Story Reading Ape (Chris, you’re famous!).

The blogs in my opinion that do not gain as much attention as the ones above are author interviews, and posts where…

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