“Hi, my name’s Dominic, and I’m a self-centered asshole.”
….said no one ever. (Especially if your name isn’t Dominic 😉 )
Look people, I love blogging about my personal endeavors as much as the next writer. But if that’s all you have to offer to your audience, your blog will suddenly become increasingly one-sided.
I’ve seen this time and time again. Maybe certain authors/bloggers aren’t TRYING to be self-centered, or assholes (pardon the language), but it sure can come across like that. ALL they talk about is their personal endeavors. They ask for reviews. They ask you to “share” and “spread the word”. Basically, the only person they are invested in is THEMSELVES.
Don’t be that person.
Many of us blog because we are trying to promote something. I know I am. I’m a self published author and I’d like people to read my books. But that doesn’t mean I spend all my time focusing on just me. And there are plenty of other bloggers out there who are behaving the same way. We know that being self-centered is wrong, stupid, and unfulfilling.
So don’t be that person that focuses on being a consumer. Don’t be that person that asks for favors but never pays attention to anyone else. You’ll never get anywhere like that.
Be helpful. ASK for suggestions. Ask for criticism. ACCEPT criticism. Get involved in OTHER people’s projects.
As always, What do you think?
Yes, I am also promoting something. If you’re interested, you can check out my fantasy novel Elithius here.