Do you read any author’s blogs? If so, are you looking for information on their next project? On the author personally? Something else?
Whether it’s because I’m an aspiring writer, or whether I’m simply nosy, I do enjoy reading my favorite author’s websites/blogs. My interest is mostly personal, really, for I love knowing little bits about people – their interests and hobbies, their pets, even their daily routines right down to their favorite coffee shops or styles of music. For instance, Sandi Khan Shelton, ( whose latest novel Kissing Games of the World was on my top 10 list of favorite reads for 2008) has been working feverishly to meet her publisher’s deadline on novel number four . Her posts from the “big chair in the corner” of her office at Starbucks are a fun insight into her writing process, and one I’ll probably recall fondly when I’m holding that novel in my hot little hands!
Of course, author webpages are much different than author blogs, which invite commentary and give us the ability to actually communicate on a personal level. I treasure my exchanges with authors like Sandi, and Beth Kephart, whose blogs I read on a regular basis ~ their impressions provide so much insight about the way writers look at the world. So they inspire me to see things differently and record my thoughts in new ways.
Now…I’m thinking about the author’s perspective on this question…I imagine having a blog is a wonderful avenue for enticing new readers as well as keeping in touch with loyal fans.
Am I right?
Author? Author? Tell me please…