23 June 2014

NYWM: Day 23

Have you thought about blogging?

Because technology has evolved so much over the past few years, nearly everything is available online nowadays. Blogging is a great way to put yourself out there if you’re tight on money or hoping to development an audience on an international scale.

It also makes you a better writer. How? Because you write when you want to – its not something that is forced upon you or obligatory, you want to write because just want to. The more you write the more fluent your communication skills become. And the best thing about blogs is that is doesn’t have to be professional, it can be personal or a hybrid between the two.

Plus, if you lead a very busy lifestyle, then blogging provides you with an outlet to let out steam and relax.

Your blog can even have theme. This is especially helpful if you are looking to attract a certain audience, whether that be other skin care enthusiasts or business entrepreneurs. However with that being said, having a theme on your blog makes it difficult for your to diverge and write about other topics.

If you’re a complete newbie, read this post from Lifehacker on selecting the best platform to host your blog. Writer’s Digest has two good posts on creating a simple writing blog and things blogging writers should know. Lisa Dempster also has an interesting series on her blog entitled Writers, Money and the Web (part one here) which is an excellent look at the place of digital writing and blogging.

Need unconvinced? Check out this article of 15 reasons why you should start one.

Opportunities and events

We’re always on the lookout for writers to be featured as part of NYWM. If you’re happy to answer a few questions about you and your writing, please fill out this form.

If you’re involved in theatre and ever wondered about gender stereotypes and casting, then have a look at ‘Men Overboard: Performing Gender’ event held at the Wheeler Centre on 17 July. RSVP here.

Peter Babowski, one of Australia’s most renowned poets, will be holding a workshop with Queensland Writers Centre on June 25. Develop your poetic voice and learn from the best of the best. RSVP here.

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Benjamin Franklin