2014 was a good year for me as a blogger. As a writer I failed miserably. Today writer and blogger seem to be considered the same thing, but I like to make a distinction between the two. I do that because as a writer I want to be published and paid. Some fans wouldn’t hurt either. But as a blogger I don’t expect to make a lot of money. I do it to share my ideas, failures and successes with other writers and bloggers in hopes that I can help someone else out.
I managed to pump out several guest posts and add some helpful content to my own blog. I learned more about blogging this year. You have to learn and evolve with the internet and your readers because it and they are whether you keep up or not. Looking back, these are some of my favorite and hopefully most helpful blog posts of 2014 in no particular order:
- 2014 Self-Publishing Guide
- Creating An EBook: The Tools You Need
- Novel Outlining Tips
- Ways To Become A Better Day To Day Writer
- Get Paid For Guest Blog Posts
- Finding Places To Get Paid To Write Online
My life as a writer faltered under the weight of needing to eat and keep the lights on, but I trudged on none the less. I did have two short stories published and several newspapers ran some of my technology tips. But here, at the end of 2014, I barely put a dent in my goals for the year where writing and blogging were concerned. So look forward to some blog posts about setting goals and sticking to them for 2015.
Look back at your year and tell me how it went in the comments. I truly want to know. Maybe we can all help other writers and bloggers feel a little better about their year by sharing our successes and failures.
Good luck in 2015!