I don't really read blogs anymore.
I mean, I pick and choose, here and there. But pretty much I don't read crime fiction blogs anymore. You see, I overdosed on it. Made myself sick. Got too worked up.
And because of that, I got a new perspective on things. And here's what I know.
Blogs... they don't work for what you think they're working for. Mr. Stringer's got it nailed and he beat me to the punch. If you're talking about promotion and how to promote and what's a good way to promote... you're not going to promote.
You're going to get a bunch of people on your blog who think they can learn something from you and go away. They're not going to buy your book.
Same goes with writing advice. Just posting some advice like this is the end all be all of writing is wrong. And yeah, I know I'm guilty of it sometimes too. But again... I'll figure out my own way how to write a sex scene. Don't tell me.
No, the best way to run a blog is the same way to use Facebook and Twitter. Make it a community. Talk about what you love.
I love when Jay Stringer goes off on Raiders of the Lost Ark. It's one of my favorite movies too. One of my favorite writers, and good friend, Duane Swierczynski is so good at this as well. Without his blog, I'd never have found Hickey and Boggs. Or half the books I actually do check out.
A good blog is like a friend who loves something. They should be able to get your into it as well. Talk about stuff and debate it with you.
And there are wayyyyyy too many lecturers out there right now. Well, in my opinion.
Right? Thoughts? Am I wrong?