Most likely you have an email address already…maybe two or three, but are any of them just for your writing? I know I didn’t set up an email address for my professional writing career. I was naïve and just ready to get things up and running as fast as a possible. So why do I need another email address?
If you want to be taken seriously as an author, you need to act professional with ever aspect of your writing…something I am still learning how to do. So, you don’t want them sending professional emails to Babycakes245@emailprovider.com
From my experience, it junks up my email to have everyone sending me notes both personal and professional. I have critique partners, writers, bloggers, readers, authors requesting reviews, family and friends, plus the gunk that is considered junk mail all clogging up my computer. Then, I have to sift through it and figure out what needs to be saved and what needs to be tossed.
The same logic for domain names can be applied to choosing an email address. Example.
Once you have your email address, you will need to activate within your domain and the website host you have chosen. And then you are ready to launch yourself into the blogging world!
For a full list of instructions on creating your own author’s website, I recommend getting Create an Author Website: A Step-By-Step Blueprint for Busy Authors and Writers by Caimin Jones. This is a wonderful resource for novice writers that want to really make a career out of their gift.