Guest Author - Caroline Coleman
Blogging is a great way to establish yourself as a writer online.
It is perfectly natural for any writer to have a fear of their work being rejected. Even if your articles do not get published by major magazines, this does not mean that they are not good and should not be presented to readers. One of the best ways to get all your works published is to create your own blog. Still, you should be aware of all the main aspects of this venture in order to decide whether it is right for you.
The main benefit of having your own blog is that you can publish magazine articles of any type. Exposes and critical works are usually not approved by magazines, but this will not be an issue if you have your very own place for publishing them. Still, you might want to focus your blog on a specific topic. This is important if you want to attract and keep an audience. In this respect, such a publishing website is much like a magazine. Another thing you should keep in mind is that the blog writing style is slightly different than the one in magazines. You might have to be less formal in order to get the interest of readers.
A blog will guarantee the presentation of your articles, but not readers. This is something that most writers do not consider. In order to get visitors to the site and readers for the articles, you need to promote the blog. This is not particularly difficult. You can use various techniques such as search engine optimization, article marketing and social network marketing. You can also get a professional to do it for you. Still, the promotion of your blog and the works in it will be a constant process. This means that you will have to work on this or pay to get it done by someone else almost every day.
One thing that you have to put up with is that you will not make money from publishing your articles, unless you put paid advertisements on your blog. This is another time consuming task that requires a lot of work. In addition, much like with any business project the profits are not guaranteed. Still, if you want to keep article writing as a hobby, the fact that you will not make money from this should not put you off.
Overall, it is up to you to decide whether you want to create a blog to publish your articles on. You might want to research other websites of this type to get an idea of what they are.