Today I start a new weekly feature here on my blog (drum roll please).
It's time for:
Featured Blogger Friday
Every Friday I'll be inviting a blogger to drop in here for a visit and to tell you all about his or her blog. Of course, I will be focussing on blogs which relate to children's books or writing for children in some way.
Who is your target readership?
Have to admit I don’t have a target in mind. I just write and hopefully someone will get something out of what I produce. I suspect it is mostly other writers and readers who click on my blog at the moment.
How often do you blog?
I blog when I have something to say. At one stage, when we were fighting the lifting of restrictions against Parallel Importation of books, I blogged once every couple of days. But now, with a work-in-progress hanging over me like the sword of Damascus, I have to work at keeping up my blog. I also have another blog with a different focus: http://sherylgwytherauthor.blogspot.com/
How much time do you devote to blogging?
A morning can disappear very easily when blogging. But it sure is fun doing it!
Do you have a favourite blog post?
Probably the one about what authors need by the bucketful! ‘PERSEVERANCE IS THE WORD’ It was popular with readers too. But the one with the highest hits was ‘840 kittens – resurrected’ (about the RSPCA) – must have been the mention of kittens.
What do you see as the benefits of blogging?
I love writing! So it’s a pleasure when people read and respond to my blog articles. Also it lets people know when I have a new book coming out, or I’ve been awarded something (like an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship). Blogging allows an author to spread her/his ‘platform’ further than ever before – could you have imagined 10 years ago, a reader in the UK reading your words and commenting instantly?
What blogging platform do you use and why?
Wordpress.com is fantastic. It’s so versatile and easy to use. It has the benefit of providing separate PAGES, so can be used a website if you want. Best thing is it’s FREE. You can pay more for the .org version with lots more attributes. Wordpress also has an excellent SUPPORT link and forums. http://wordpress.com./
Do you have a favourite blog to visit (other than your own)?