Must one have a blog before one publishes a book? Home › Forums › Writer Help – a QnA for aspiring authors › Must one have a blog before one publishes a book? Tagged: blog, page, publish This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Matthew Brown 8 months, 3 weeks ago. Author Posts 1st January 2018 at 11:54 am #680 Bob BobsonParticipant Hello. Please, I could do with your answers. Must one have a blog before one publishes a book? May I also ask, is a blog the same as a platform? Thanks in advance. Bob. 1st January 2018 at 12:30 pm #687 Matthew BrownKeymaster Those are good questions, Bob. The short answer is that you do not need but you would benefit from a blog. The full answer is in this post that you inspired. Do authors need a blog before they publish? Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.