Oh geez, 7 days went by like that *snap*, and then 2 more passed me by, too. I almost missed this week.
I believe, if I put my mind to it, I can add a permanent post on Tuesdays to reflect on what we at Agent Query Connect talked about in our Monday night chat. Monday was my first chat meeting since they changed it from Wednesday, so I was glad I got to be there for a little bit (and hopefully I can keep it up). One of the topics (I honestly don't remember the second, but it's still 8am) was whether or not we felt blogging helped an author with sales.
Now, of course, for us not-yet-there writers, it pretty much boils down to what we're doing it for at the moment. My main reason is so I'm not just talking to myself. I'm the type of crazy person who will sit by myself and speak out loud like I'm in an interview with Diane Sawyer or James Lipton, most likely James Lipton. It gives me a chance to think of what I will say when that blessed day comes. I'm not the best speaker, and I got through college without having to take a public speaking class, so as long as I prepare ahead of time, and because I can at least write out my thoughts coherently, blogging provides a good outline-like environment for me.
Another reason, I think, is to set a foundation for myself when that day comes that I'm a best (or at least good) selling author. It's not the best, but it's a start, and people can see where I started or how I started. Like a first draft blog. I've also been able to use it to showcase some of my old works or my off-the-cuff ideas, and I like to look back and say "Yay, I did that." *shoulder brush* or "Wow, you really obsessed over that dude." *head meet desk*
So, in conclusion (lol) I believe that is why I blog.