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Why I Still Blog

After thirteen years and many changes...

I sat down a few days ago to schedule some blog posts I had written and to try to think of something new for this week. It wasn’t the first time I’ve asked myself WHY? Why am I still blogging after so many years? (Thirteen, in fact!) Does anyone even read what I’ve written?

I’ve come to the conclusion that blogging is still relevant, at least for me.

My website is my online “hub”. It’s a multi-layered space where readers can find out more about me and my books. As an extension of my website, this blog allows me to create ever-changing content that I can share across multiple social media platforms. I can link to blog posts in my emails and on social media as a circular way to stay connected. It’s a source of stable content that I can reference in my other communications.

I like blogging because it is a way to share my thoughts, especially about my writing journey, in a format that is more permanent than simply posting on social media. Yes, I know that also has its place, but a blog post can be referenced multiple times to expand on a point. Lots of social media posts still reference blogs for information, so I feel it’s important for me to have that underlying foundation, as well. I simply couldn’t share everything I want to share using social media only. I can write and publish what I want without waiting for permission or worrying that my post might get taken down or lost.

When I first started blogging back in 2009, I used both “blogger” and “wordpress”. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing except, that as a newly published author, I was “supposed” to be blogging. My posts were very hit-and-miss. My early blogger site was called “Expression Express” with the tagline, “The creative process from a Christian perspective”.

In many ways, that description still fits as I like to mix it up with posts about writing, art, books, and faith. My blog is about me as an author, and although the content isn’t as “targeted’ as it probably should be, I am content to keep sharing.

At one point, I posted six days a week. I had a schedule with each day designated for different things. (One day for reviews, another to talk about Art, another to talk about books, a designated day for promotions, etc…) These days, I am less restrictive and I only post once per week. I’ve found it is a schedule I can maintain since I also do other weekly communication like Booktalk videos.

In any case, I do love to hear from readers! When you read a post, why not take a few minutes to leave a comment? I always reply!


  1. Linda Hoye says:

    Is blogging still relevant? Yes! I’ve been doing it since 2007 and have no plan to stop. For some of those years I posted daily and I’d like to get back to doing that. It’s such a good discipline.

    1. tracykrauss says:

      I totally agree, Linda. Discipline is a big factor for me as well.

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