Start a Writing Blog: Day 3 of the 2015 October Platform Challenge

Okay, everyone should have a good idea of who they are and what they want now. It’s time to start doing something with that knowledge. By the way, remember to comment on each day’s post when you’re finished with the task–even if it’s just to say, “Completed.”

Start a Writing Blog

For today’s platform-building task, start a writing blog. You can use Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, or another platform if you wish. To complete today’s task, do the following:

  • Create a blog. That is, sign up (if you don’t already have a blog), pick a design (these can usually be altered later if needed), and complete your profile.
  • Write a post for today. If you’re not sure what to cover, you can just introduce yourself and share a brief explanation of how your blog got started. Don’t make it too complicated.
  • Share your blog URL in the comments below. I’ll go through and create a list of blog URLs, so that we can easily find, follow, and friend each other in the blogosphere. It’ll be great!


blog_your_way_to_successBlog Your Way to Success!

Blogging is a great way to reach new readers, because it’s free and when done well can help writers develop an online writing platform. Of course, the problem is in doing it well. Enter the Blog Your Way to Success kit from Writer’s Digest.

This kit includes:

  • 50 Ways to Increase Your Blog Traffic tutorial
  • How to Blog a Book e-book
  • Build Your Author Platform Through Blogging webinar
  • Author Blogs webinar
  • And much more!

Click to continue.


If you already have a blog, excellent! You don’t need to create a new one, but you should share your URL in the comments. Also, you may want to check out my 8 Blogging Tips for Writers to Find Success.

Anyway, start blogging!


roberttwitterimageRobert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community, which includes editing Writer’s Market and Poet’s Market. He regularly blogs at the Poetic Asides blog and writes a poetry column for Writer’s Digest magazine. He also leads online education, speaks on writing and publishing at events around the country, and does other fun writing-related stuff.

A published poet, he’s the author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53) and a former Poet Laureate of the Blogosphere.

Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.


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275 thoughts on “Start a Writing Blog: Day 3 of the 2015 October Platform Challenge

  1. DianeGP

    Life Through My Eyes DGP

    Robert, I just came across this challenge. Although, I started a blog in February 2015, everything is still new to me. I look forward to reading the following days of advice and add something new.

  2. ConnieCockrell

    My Blog/Website:
    Love the 8 tips for blogging. My blog is for my readers, and my schedule is to post twice a week. Friday is a free flash fiction story and Monday is a bit about me and about my writing.

    A tip to others, be sure any picture you post is yours or is free of Copywrite or that you have paid to use that photo.

  3. azlatic

    I’ve been blogging for nearly ten years at, but this whole exercise finally prompted me to get my own domain. It feels like I’m starting over, which is both good and bad! I’m now at, and currently debating whether to port old blog posts to the new site or just leave it as a fresh start.


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