Each time you write a blog post and hit the “publish” button, you publish your copy. You become a publisher. You self-published your work.
Therefore, consider blogging a book. It gives you the opportunity to actually publish your book as you write it instead of waiting until you complete your manuscript. Plus, you don’t have to wait for a publisher to do it for you.
This does not mean you have to give up on traditional or self-publishing routes. In fact, you can send editors and publishers to your blog to read your writing.
Some writers may not want to “give away” their whole nonfiction book on line. If you feel this way, you can pick and choose how much of your book to blog. Keep some of your information for your self-published or traditionally published version. That’s fine.
In the meantime, you’ll be able to call yourself a published writer. You can call yourself a blogger. You can call yourself a publisher. And your work will be available for the world to read.
Isn’t that what all writers really want anyway—for their writing to be published and available for readers to read?
For more information on blogging a book, read How to Blog a Book.