What 4.5 Years and 1 Million Views of Blogging Have Taught Me

[Original blog post from August McLaughlin]

Congratulations, August, that is AWESOME! Still working on consistency in relation to “sort of regular” posts, here, but I’m not beating myself up about it 😉 I do re-blog others, too, when it’s something relevant to my own views/interests, which I think adds more diversity. And here I go again, re-blogging you 😉 xox

Girl Boner

About four and a half years ago, I asked my then agent what I could do to better my odds of success as an author, other than writing and writing some more. Among his chief suggestions? Start a blog.

Write for free in the spare time I don’t exactly have? It sounded like dreadful homework, but like many writers, I was eager to do whatever it took to move forward. That “whatever” turned out to be one of the most important professional decisions I’ve made.

Over the weekend, my blog reached 1 million views. While numbers are by far not the most important thing and all relative, this felt pretty awesome—especially considering I recall very well a time I nearly pleaded people to check it out. (Uh, that’s not a suggestion.)

PLEASE? I'll do anything!PLEASE? I’ll do anything!

Some writers might hear “a million views” and think, “Yeah, but it was all for FREE!”…

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