Saturday, 31 January 2009

Things I like about Blogland

Blog trawling is such a lovely way to ease into the working day. All those interesting links to be followed and questions of great import to be decided upon... :-) And by the time I've finished, the cup of tea I've been drinking has kicked in and I find I'm feeling a bit more motivated.

I also find it a great way to feel connected and not quite so alone in the whole 'trying to get published' process. There is always someone, somewhere who has some words of wisdom or support or just writes something that makes me smile :-)

Being fairly new to Blogland and community forums I've been seriously impressed by the amount of support and advice published authors give to wannabes like me. Trish Wylie is currently offering a free writers' workshop over on her forum and Donna Alward is running a competition for aspiring writers (closes today) - the prizes being critiques and, for one person, a mentorship.

So, having decided  the natives are friendly, I've made the tentative move from being a Blogland visitor to Blogland resident. Still feel a bit of a fraud though so I hope no one checks my passport!


Suzanne said...

As you say, the natives are definitely friendly. Like you, I've been overwhelmed by the generosity of more established writers - advice and encouragement by the bucketload.

Don't worry about your passport - I've been blogging for a few months and nobody's thrown me out yet, despite my credentials being woeful.

From one Blogland fraud to another.


Jackie said...

I'm with you, Lorraine. This writing business is pretty isolating so blogs are nice ways of getting in touch with other like minded individuals.

Now all you have to do is keep writing and not get stuck on checking the blog obsessively (like I do!) :-)