Blog or Journal?

Is there more to gain by blogging on a Saturday morning, or on writing in your journal? Both give you a place to exercise your voice, and both are free-form exploration of thoughts. If you’re unsure about the value of blogging, keep in mind the content has to have value for the reader as well as for you, the writer.

That may be the key difference. Either way, you’re writing, which is fabulous. But writing for yourself, and writing to share your thoughts is, or should be, the deciding factor. My Saturday errands and grocery list wouldn’t be of interest to you, but my thoughts on a recent blog entry at Guide to Literary Agents are worth sharing with you. The new series there called “7 Things I’ve Learned So Far” by Lara Ehrlich is here.

Because it is a guest post on an agent’s blog, you too can gain visibility in the blogging world, and in front of agents, by writing blog posts there.  If you haven’t done so yet, spend some time this morning going over your ideas, and submit an email to the Guide to Literary Agents with your idea. We may be reading your work there next week. The blog, run by Writer’s Digest editor Chuck Sambuchino, offers rich resources, include a series on successful quieries here.  As with most good blogs, you’ll feel like you struck gold when you explore the depths of the Guide to Literary Agents blog in full.

Enjoy the journey,

Helen Gallagher


1 Comment

  1. Lara Ehrlich said,

    June 12, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Thanks for the link, Helen! Great website with wonderful information 🙂 I added you to my blogroll and I’ll be back again.

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