On several of the email lists people are writing about blogs and many think they are no longer useful. I'd like to hear your opinion.
I love blogs. I enjoy writing posts and reading what others have written.
I've been a regular on this blog for a long time and I enjoy what others have written. So many different topics and all have been interesting.
Some say that blogs don't sell books. Well, I've never written blog posts to sell books except when I'm on a blog tour. And like anything else, some blog tours have sold books, others not so much. How do I know, by tracking my numbers on Amazon while I'm on a tour. Though I often mention a book or books, especially if I have a new one out, that isn't why I participate on blogs.
I do it because I like to write. For me it's fun to come up with a new topic and write about it. Having a place to write about something I'm interested in is important to me. I love reading mysteries and writing them--and this is a good place to discuss all things mysterious.
I know that changes come along all the time, especially in the promotion part of writing. What once was "the thing to do" might not be now.
Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I like to stick with the things that make me happy. Reading and writing blogs give me pleasure, insight, and make me think. So I guess I'll keep on blogging.
What is your opinion about blogs and blogging?