There's an interesting post today at BookSquare. It reaffirms some of my own thoughts of late on blogging and sort of makes me want to hang up my blogging shoes. On the other hand, I'm stubborn. I like it here. And I do say in my profile that these are ramblings. I'd like to think that these ramblings are occasionally entertaining and that once in a great while I offer a bit of useful information or at the very best, inspiration. If I inspire at least one or two people a week or make someone smile, I am a happy camper.
Of course this is also me trying to validate my being here.
As pointed out at BookSquare...
"There is no such thing as a blogging imperative. In fact, after long consideration, I believe that most authors should not blog, especially if they’re accepting the messy diarist definition of blogging. Sad truth: most people are not good at writing about daily trials and tribulations with wit, verve, and voice. It’s hard work, and for many authors, it’s the opposite of what they prefer to write. Good blogging is good writing, but not everyone can or should do it."
I agree. Good blogging is hard work. Looking back in my archives in my previous Bravenet blog, I actually think I used to be a pretty darn good blogger... But back then I had more free time. At that time I was also still working as an entertainer. My trials and tribulations in that field were endless and provided many funny, outrageous, poignant and often irritating tales.
Now, in addition to writing, I work at my local library. So I'm either home, writing away, or working in a literary paradise. Not a lot of craziness to report. Plus I'm channeling every ounce of creativity into my books.
On that note, I'd like to leave you with links to a few writers who, I believe, consistently blog with wit, verve, and voice. Ken Levine, Neil Gaiman, Mary Stella, Jill Shalvis, and Jennifer Crusie.
Talk about inspiring.
What about you? Any particular bloggers who rock your socks?