Writing Thoughts

Posted: November 2, 2011 in Uncategorized
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“Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.”~ Isaac Asimov
 
Yesterday, I received a message that was in reference to this blog. The person had mentioned that they thought that I should write a book because of all the topics and subjects that I have already shared in this blog. Their thinking was that I could still do what I do, but instead of just allowing it to be shared on a website, that I should write it all in a book, and make some money in the process.
 
The thought had never crossed my mind to do that. Yet the feedback was overwhelming and positive. Something that is always enjoyable to read.
 
Writers/bloggers live off of feedback. Whether they tell you that or not. They are always encouraging for their readers for feedback, even if it is nasty and rude. The fact of the matter is that when they receive that kind of feedback then they can decide whether or not they are on the right track and know as well that what they are writing about is actually fulfilling the readers. And not to mention that they will know that they are not wasting their own time and efforts, and fulfilling themselves by writing.
 
Feedback and subscribers are the two main things that a blogger would want. It is something that helps the blogger more than the average person, or reader, would think.
 
Quite honestly, I’ve been receiving dozens of comments to my blog in the past few days. Others have been bold and brave enough to e-mail me to tell me what they think. And for each and every one of them, I am totally filled with gratitude.
 
But the idea of writing a book is rather intriguing. Many people have told me that I should. It is always nice to have that kind of support.
 
I know that I would have the capability to write a book. But I do not know about how to do that. I could write all day long and finish the composition and revisions. After that, I have no clue how it would work.
 
So I guess that since the idea actually is fascinating me at the moment, that I could look into it. I could ask my writer friends who have published books in the past and find out just how they did it.
 
Needless to say that I enjoy writing in my blog. And I am always excited to get feedback from it, especially if someone is telling me that they’ve either learned from it or it had helped them in some way. I think that for me, is the most rewarding part of it.
 
My only concern about my blog is within these scores of blog comments, I tend to wonder if they are simply spam. I’ve caught several of them saying the exact same message over and over again that were left on random blog posts. They are written exactly the same, verbatum.
 
So how do I know what is real and what is garbage? And would this person’s message to me be the same thing? Even though it was received in my e-mail which would kind of assume that it was a genuine comment. It has not been e-mailed to me again the same way though.
 
Also, with writing a book- who would read it? Who would buy my book because they are interested in the content of the book and who would be the ones that would buy it because they know who I am and what I have done in the past with my blog?
 
Generally, my thought was to take some of the more important blog posts, or more popular blog posts based on how many views they received, and put them in a book. But also include plenty more topics and subjects in the book that I have yet to write about in this blog.
 
Writing a book has endless possibilities. But I would not want it to take away from me writing in this blog. Even though as I’ve said that the idea of making a little more money off of writing a book sounds thrilling. I would be able to take those important posts and reach more people, maybe… I don’t know.
 
So I’ve got something to think about, I suppose. With the few subscribers that I have right now, is still amazing to me. This blog really did something that was positive for me, and I enjoy that. Therefore I continue to write, and write, and write. And hope that each and every one of you who reads it, is actually either enjoying it or learning from it.
 
What do you think???
 
 
 
 

 

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