Saturday, April 25, 2009

Too Much Blogging?

In my October 12, 2008 post, I talked about Loretta Chase's departure from the Word Wenches blog.

Ms. Chase, popular author of Your Scandalous Ways, left because she needed more time for writing.

Two weeks ago, Edith Layton said she was leaving the Word Wenches blog. Just this past week, Susan Holloway Scott/Miranda Jarrett, also announced her departure from Word Wenches. And, on March 17, Cara King of Risky Regencies announced she was leaving her blog.

All three ladies left these very popular blogs for the same reason Loretta Chase did--blogging took up too much of their writing time. Do I detect a trend? Will authors now leave their blogs because blogging takes up too much time?

These ladies are all established authors, so a little less blogging probably won't hurt their sales. Yet, even I, newbie that I am, feel the drain blogging takes. I've been skimping on this blog because I've been blogging at Romantic Synonymous and Happily Ever After. Blog posts take time and energy I could spend on writing something new.

Six months have passed since I wrote that blog about Loretta Chase. I know more now that I did then. I've already decided I won't do any more guest blogs, except for very special reasons. I have one more, on May 13 at Allie Boniface's blog, that I scheduled last November. Then I concentrate on my new story and see how well everything works out.

Thank you all,


Kaye Manro said...

You are so right-- blogging does take up time. And then commenting on others blogs takes even more time. I understand why those writers left blogging. But I still say it has value as a promo tool. And commenting with others keeps us in touch with friends and fellow writers. Maybe it's a matter of balancing.

Linda Banche said...

Hi Kaye. Yes, the trick is in the balance, and I haven't found it yet. I hope I do soon.