Between your blog and the discussion surrounding it, I've thought I might give a blog a go. Thanks for your words of wisdom and for inspiring the conversation. I shall see how it goes!
Hi Cate - Glad to hear that it inspired you to have a go, but maybe you should wait a couple of weeks to see my post on reasons for not having an author blog - LOL Seriously, I do think it's a good idea, especially with you having a book coming out soon. You'll have lots of things to share about the launch and other information behind the scenes. I think the key is to not take on too much too quickly. Think about how you want to use it, and work out how much time you can devote to it. Then plan your posts accordingly. When the book is released, you might also want to think about doing a blog tour where you visit other people's blogs to talk about your book. It's a great way of getting the word out there. Good luck with it. Look forward to catching up with you at the conference :)