Blogging Vs. Writing a Book
I wanted to hop on the New Year success planning train and write about my word of the year (WOTY) like Ninja Writers founder Shaunta Grimes.
Then I remembered my goal to write more books this year!
Craig Martelle became a millionaire author and entrepreneur based on his theory of writing twenty books and helping others with his strategy. I have published and contributed to 20+ anthologies. But, I have only published three books where I am the only author. So, I need to write at least seventeen more books this year. Eureka! One of them could be on the WOTY.
I searched WOTY on Amazon and found a couple books on the subject. I noticed reviewer comments stating that the WOTY books should have been a blog post instead of a book.
Those comments made me curious about when you should write a blog post instead of writing a book. I googled it and found a story written by a Medium blogger, Grant Sawyer. I love it when Medium stories show up in top search results!
Blogging Vs. Book Writing
What is the difference between blogging and book writing and more importantly why does it matter? They may be…
Grant makes some good points, especially how much time it takes to write a book versus a blog. I think that’s the main determining factor. I read somewhere, can’t remember where now, that the ideal blog post length is five to seven minutes. That sounds about right. In our attention-deficit society, five minutes is pushing it. How many of us skim an article? I do it all the time. I’m looking for the main message, then moving on. But, I slow my roll on Medium because I know read time is how writers get paid!
With a book, I’m interested in the topic and want to dive deeper. A blog post often makes me interested in reading a book, especially if it is referenced and linked. I like to support…