Recently I've heard or read people talking about finding balance as a writer with things like blogs, twitter and facebook.
Here is the thing about blogging for me. Blogging makes me feel more accountable to my writing. I blog. I follow other blogs. I read about writers and their journey. I follow the progress of fellow writers. I cheer when they get work published or find an agent or have a really good writing day. I try to share words of encouragement.
But now that I have a blog with followers, thank you followers, I feel even more accountable to my writing. See I can't talk on here about writing and then spend my days playing Just Dance 2. I have to write.
Also as I make more bloggie friends I feel like I have more people cheering me on hoping for my success just like I'm cheering and hoping for theirs. So I keep working on my WIP and setting goals and meeting them.
So that is how I find balance and how blogging is helping me stick with my writing.
Has the blog community helped you as a writer?