Starting and maintaining a blog is an excellent way to get the word out about your ebook. You can build a list of people who are interested in your specific topic while you are writing your ebook. You can also get feedback from your readers about what kind of information they would expect to find in an ebook on your topic. Writing on a blog will help you to further define your niche market and to find your target audience. Additionally, you will get used to writing regularly and get into the habit of writing every day.
I recommend using Typepad as your blogging platform, unless you are a techie or have someone to help you. Typepad is user friendly and still offers many extras to make your blog stand out from the crowd. Contact me to get a discount on Typepad’s fees. Also, join me on my beginning technology teleseminars that I give each week. We discuss the basics of setting up a blog and shopping cart, as well as basic FrontPage website techniques.