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So you want to start a blog in 2020? Read this first.

Is blogging still a writer's best friend? Or is it a waste of time in an overcrowded blogosphere?

So you want to start a blog in 2020? Read this first

My first attempt was in 2009 using Blogspot, and I got five posts into things before canning it because my random posts were barely as exciting as burnt toast.

A year later, I gave it another shot on Blogger, designing the blog to sync up with the publication of my book Unplugged. Since it was a nonfiction book, it gave me clearer topics to focus on – video games and digital culture. Blog No. 2 was far better than Blog No. 1 but it still only lasted a few months before it started to feel like mind-numbing, soul-sucking work…so I quit. Again.

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