Hi all. I'm new to the forums and have found some great information already so thanks to everyone. I'm looking forward to becoming an active member on the forum.

I had one question about blogs and publishing. I have written a lot of creative non-fiction personal essays, and I think at some point down the road, it'd be neat to try and publish a collection of them. I started a blog on wordpress.com with the goal of posting one per week. It's mostly friends of mine who read it (who click through when I post on Facebook that there's a new entry).

I spoke to someone at Writers' Relief to learn more about the submission/publication process. The woman I spoke to said that I should not post my essays on a blog though because it'll be harder to get literary journals to publish my work if it's already available online somewhere. I guess I can see her point, but does that sound right to you all?

I'm totally new at this and know literally nothing so any help would be greatly appreciated!