You already are.
If you come to a dashboard, click ‘Add New,’ write until your story’s done, and then push ‘Publish.’ You’ve done it. You are a published author.
Don’t believe me? It’s hard to think of your own little online space as a single volume waiting on the shelf at your local bookstore. It’s true.
Last year at Relevant, I sat at a table with Andrea Doering, an editor from Revell Books, and a couple of other bloggers. She asked us questions about blogging and particularly what we hoped to gain from blogging. A couple of us mentioned we hoped to be published authors. Her response?
We already are published. At least that’s how the publishing world sees us. She challenged us to think of what we’d have to gain from a traditionally published book that we don’t have as bloggers.
What do you think of that?
It changed how I approached my blog, writing, and how I think of myself as a writer.
Do you treat your blog and your writing as a professional author? Do you see yourself as an author? Do you take care of your little place on the world wide web as you would a professional website, book tour, or speaking gig?
Think about it.
If you stopped seeing yourself as a wanna-be writer and started seeing yourself as a writer, how would your writing, your online presence, and you change?
Let me know…I’d love to hear.
Emily wrote on this yesterday at Chatting at the Sky. I’d encourage you to read it. I love this, “If you have a blog, my suggestion to you is to treat it with respect and make it the best art you have.” Yes. THAT.
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