One of the best ways to show publishers you are a good bet for their next book is to show them that a lot of people will buy your book. To do this, it’s best to have a strong online presence. Blogging is a win-win for a writer. You get ample practice at your craft, and you get to build up your online audience! Here are some great things you can blog about to get you started!
Keep a Journal
If you’re one to catalog your day-to-day activities with a paper journal, transitioning to a computer screen is easy. You can also try your hand at social commentary, having an online pen pal, or even write refutations of articles printed on Odysseyonline.com and the like.
Start a Travel blog
This is the interesting thing about Travel blogs: If you get good enough at it, you can actually earn money and free trips! Making the smallest effort can have big rewards. Mostly you will be offered free trips somewhere with the promise of a review on your blog. This is the most common, but if you have a lot of followers, you can get paid on top of the free trip. There are lots of ways to go about this lucratively, but you need to start by just reviewing somewhere you have been. Look online at some popular travel bloggers and see what they do. Is there anything enticing that you could adopt for yours? Pick places you can easily go at first, and then branch out as your life allows.
Create a book blog!
This one is really fun. You read, write reviews, and get followers! Simple. But the best part is, if you’re really good at it, publishers will send you books to review before they are released! There are also some websites where you can get Advanced Reader Copies. Book blogging is fun and super easy to start. You can also work on any genre you wish. You can even review classics if you like! The world is yours.
Whichever route you choose, know that the sky is the limit. These are mere suggestions that are meant to get your mind moving, so do not limit yourself! Have fun, and happy writing!