Today, I want to touch on something that I read the other day. Someone was amazed at how bloggers keep posting even though people don’t necessarily comment or leave “Likes” on their post; they were in fact “inspired” by the determination of writers.
Here’s the truth. Facebook has turned us into a needy, insecure generation of wanting reassurance that we are “Liked.
As far as getting reassurance from blog posts that people are in fact reading us and why do we still write if we don’t have the hundreds of “Likes” that other more popular bloggers have, is this, we don’t care. A “Like” is not why we write.
Book authors are not writing blogs because we are bloggers, we are authors who write blogs. We love (and I mean love) it when people like our posts, but we are writers. We write blogs and books because we like to to write.
Writing is in author’s blood. We have to write. We can’t stop writing if we tried. Yes, it would be fabulous to have the following of, or to make the money of JK Rowling or (fill in the hot author of the moment here), but that’s not what propels us everyday. At least, not me.