Do writers need a blog?
Although it isn’t necessary for writers to have a blog, it doesn’t hurt to create one. Starting a blog is something that is unique to each person. It’s better for a writer to have a blog than to not have one. This way, you can have a place where your audience can always find your work.
Most writers choose to have a blog just to have somewhere to store all of their writing material. Creating a blog pushes you to write every day and keep content generating on your page. People will start to look for your work when you have one place for them to look for it.
As a writer of any kind, you should want a place where your audience or potential jobs can see what type of writer you are. This will help your audience to grow, as well as give you a place to update your fans on upcoming projects.
Writing is an ongoing job and doesn't stop because you decide not to write today. Having a blog gives you motivation to constantly create content that will eventually spark something within you to create a masterpiece. You owe it to yourself to push yourself daily to produce something for the world to be inspired and feel.
If you don't like the idea of thinking of it as a blog, create an author profile. Design it to fit your unique vibe. Showcase the work that you have completed or excerpts of ideas that you are thinking of producing. Create a forum that asks your audience what they would like to read about and start a dialogue with your fans. This is something that will help you get to know your audience and make them feel connected to you.
Think about yourself as the reader that you are and how cool it would be to have instant access to some of your favorite authors. A blog is your door to accessing your fanbase and letting them in on what they have to look forward to.
These are just suggestions, and I hope that they help you navigate through your writing journey. We all have to start somewhere; the best place to start is just to start writing and never stop. You only become professional when you continue to perfect your skills.