20 thoughts on “Guest post: The Slow Blog Manifesto: 7 Reasons for New Authors to Blog Slowly by Anne R. Allen

  1. Yvonne Hertzberger says:

    I think I’m in a whole new category – snail’s pace blogger. lol There just aren’t enough hours in a day – or month- to be regular for me. Oh, well, we can’t all be like Morgen. 😉 Nor should we.

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  2. zacthraves says:

    What a great post; I have always been a relatively slow-paced blogger and subscribe to the fact that it should be quality over quantity, yet how many times have I read that I should blog every day. Ridiculous. I love the fact this this blog entry has just answered one of those voices in my head. Thank you, and I will keep blogging with quality (hopefully) rather than quantity.

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    • annerallen says:

      Zac–Keep listening to those voices in your head! Keep slow blogging. Your readers will thank you and so will your manuscripts.

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  3. Jan Moran says:

    Very interesting post, Morgen, thanks for sharing Anne Allen’s thoughts with us today. I’ve read her books–she’s a wonderful writer.

    The slow and thoughtful blog approach is certainly one to consider–and what I’m doing by default on my blog. Nice post today, thanks.

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    • annerallen says:

      Jan–You don’t know how happy it makes me to hear you’ve read my books and enjoyed them! Funny how your muse makes you slow blog, isn’t it? “Write me, not the stupid blog!” says your WIP. Isn’t it nice to know it’s OK to listen?

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  4. Patricia Gligor says:

    Anne,
    Loved your post. I am a slow blogger and it works for me. Also, I wanted to let you know that I just downloaded “No Place Like Home.” Can’t wait to read it!
    Morgen,
    I’m sorry I haven’t visited with you for awhile. My mom fell and broke her hip twice since September so life has been a bit hectic. She comes home this week from rehab so, as her primary caregiver, I know what that means. I can’t wait for things to get back to “normal,” whatever that is. 🙂

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    • annerallen says:

      Patricia–Great to see you here! I’m so glad you downloaded No Place Like Home. (It’s FREE until midnight tonight–Pacific time) I hope you enjoy it. So sorry about your mom. Caregivers have such a hard road. My mom is beginning to fade and I know things will be tough when she can’t do for herself any more.

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  5. Rosse Mary Boehm says:

    Morgen, you are amazing. Anne, I love your post. Everyone: I am in yet another blogging category: I just blog when I feel like it and don’t even promote my books. My personal blog is hiding (sort of). What could we call that: shtoopid? But I don’t feel the need to publicize my books right now – well… you know, I no longer need to worry about Oprah and the NYT Bestsller List is full 🙂 and so I blog my other stuff instead. I think Morgen will pick up some of the slack soon.

    Anyway, this post, Anne, really needed to be writ and read. Thank you.

    http://www.bilderboehm.blogspot.com/

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    • annerallen says:

      Rosse–Nothing wrong with blogging for yourself–or not at all–as long as you have a website where fans can find you. And some authors can still sell books without any social media presence, I wish I could, but I find when I’m not actively promoting, my sales dwindle to almost nothing. But whatever works for you is right for you! Writing more books is the best way to sell books.

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    • annerallen says:

      I’ll be interested to see how this new series works for Rose and for the blog, Morgen. Conventional wisdom says fiction doesn’t do well on blogs. But I love when “conventional wisdom” is proved wrong. Who wants to be conventional?

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      • morgenbailey says:

        I’m looking forward to running it. I have Triberr colleagues who have run novel excerpts. I’m not sure how well they’ve done (perhaps I should ask them :)) but they’re ongoing so it must be working and I know sci-fi author Scott Siegler did well from it so fingers crossed… but then like the rest of my blog I’m just looking forward to sharing it. If five people read it and enjoy it, that’s good enough for me. 🙂

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    • annerallen says:

      Language Forager–I’ve learned a lot about blogging in the past 5 years. Especially how the author blog is a whole different thing from the business blog–and soooo much easier. 90% of what you read about blogging is useless for an author. So I wrote a book called The Author Blog that gives the info an author needs without any of the other stuff that makes blogging seem so complicated. It’s only $2.99 right now (the equivalent in other countries) at most retailers. https://amzn.to/2OjgMII. Best of luck with your blog!

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