• Edie Montreux

To Blog or Not to Blog


The nice thing about a week off from the day job: I stay home and rethink my life.

Sometimes, that’s a good thing. Sometimes, not so much.

I read a Writer’s Digest article last Friday that created a quandary about writing this blog. I have three regular blog readers. I’m the first, when I get the social media links to the blog, even though I tell analytics to ignore my IP Address. One is my best friend. The other is my writing/critique partner. I’ve signed multiple friends up to read the blog via email, but they don’t compute in analytics. I know because I also send the email to myself.


Have an author blog, they said. It will increase your brand awareness. People will want to read your books because your blog is so much fun. My life is NOT fascinating. The only thing worth watching is how close I am to certifiably crazy.

The only thing the blog has going for it is consistent publication. Well. Except for a couple of weeks off this year. I took a week off in April to finish a submission. I took last week off because…


If you think the blog should continue, please let me know in the comments. If you think the blog should die a slow, forgotten death in obscurity, don’t sweat it. No one’s reading this, anyway.

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