The blogoshere is intimidating for a newbie, but I've been enjoying going through many different types of blogs and learning from those who have been at this for a while now. Of course, writing-related blogs are among the most interesting to me, and I wanted to share a few that I have already found very helpful.
One of the first I discovered was Inkygirl: Daily Diversions For Writers, and I have found this to be an invaluable resource. The Writer's Guide to Twitter feature helped me get started tweeting, and I am still working my way through it and learning the ins and outs of Twitter. I also love the Wordcount Challenge and am looking forward to trying my hand at it.
I also enjoy Jody Hedlund's blog, and I think it is a fantastic resource for new writers. I love her Top Ten List of Advice for Aspiring Writers, and I also thought her post on Creating a Book Readers Can't Put Down was a great read. I discovered Jody through Twitter, and I'm very glad I did.
Another author I discovered through Twitter is Julie Isaac, and I love her WritingSpirit blog. Julie offers practical advice as well as inspiration, and gives tips on everything from writing every day to using a blog for marketing. Julie also hosts the #writechat Twitter chat, which I have not participated in yet, but I'm working up the nerve to jump into it.
I also think Christina Katz's Empowering Writers blog is a great resource. Christina goes by thewritermama on Twitter, and I have consistently found her tweets to be helpful. She also provides writing prompts through her Prosperous Writer ezine.
These are just a few of the great blogs I have come upon in the past few weeks. I can't deny I have found the sheer number of writing-related blogs to be overwhelming, but I am looking forward to continuing to find new ones to learn from and enjoy.