When I first started my blog, I didn’t read any other ones. I kept to myself, just writing when I felt like it (And later I switched to my current Monday/Tuesday schedule), and that was that. After doing Nanowrimo last year, I found some other writer blogs that I enjoyed, and I started to read more and talk to people.
Honestly, I think that getting involved with other writers is important. I’m pretty lucky, since all three of my older brothers write. Having a support group and people that you can bounce ideas off of is super important. I probably wouldn’t have done as much as I have if my oldest brother hadn’t been so encouraging.
On the subject of reading other writers’ blogs, I’d say that that is also pretty good. They can have some good tips, introduce you to blog chains and fun things like that, and (my personal favorite) talk about books! Because of reading more blogs, I’ve found a few new books that I really want to read because of reviews/comments about them.
Writing can easily become stressful and self-imposed solitary confinement. Personally, I find it incredibly easy to become absorbed in my work and ignore everyone around me. I’ll either write too much or not enough. It’s crucial to remember to step out of your book and not to be rude to the people around you =P
Talk to people! Step away from your computer (or notebooks) once in a while! Life is bigger than words 🙂 (That isn’t to say stop writing! I’m just saying remember to take breaks and pay attention to your friends 😀 ) Also, there is a time where writing simply gets to the point where to get through a tough part you just have to do some butt-in-chair-hands-on-keyboard writing rather than procrastinating.
Talk to you soon,
P.S. That post felt a bit disorganized. I’ll talk about this subject better in the future, since I think it’s pretty important to pay attention to 😀
Have an awesome day, everyone!