Tips For Gaining New Followers on Your Blog

If bloggers all share one common conceit, it’s that we’re hungry for followers. We like the idea that people are reading what we post on the Internet, and we’re always looking for ways to make sure that plenty of people discover our work and that they keep coming back. And while there’s no correlation between…

An Article About Balancing your Social Media Efforts

I’m one of those people who are out of balance in the social media forum. Maybe I’m not utilizing them very well, but then again I think it’s a nearly impossible task without repeating over and over again the same message and run the risk of being removed from our readers/followers media streams. No one…

The Writer’s Business Plan: The Marketing Plan

Some of you know that I live on a Ranch and occasionally I throw out a ranch analogy. This is going to be one of those rare occasions.I was out with my husband and kids feeding the cows on a cold and foggy morning. I now understand the mean of “thick as pea soup.” Heavy,…

One Author’s Rise from Unknown to 1K in 8 Weeks

I ran across this last night and thought I’d share the links. Susan Bischoff is writing an interesting series of posts on her rise from unknown author to a 1K Kindle author in 8 weeks and how she did it. The posts start here with Kindle Rank: Unknown to top 1K in 8 Weeks, and continue through…

Yes, Authors DO Feel….

As writers we tend not to discuss our feelings, but rather to analyze them like a third-party and then hand them off to a character to feel for us; or at least a good portion of us do. To that end, we tend to be in denial,  at least publicly, about many of the emotional…

Blogging How-To’s : Automated

Stephannie has posted some excellent articles chock full of blogging tips from a writing point of view, so I thought I’d take a little time to discuss the more technical aspects of blogging with some handy tips I’ve discovered. In the spirit of short blogs, I am breaking this up. Automation: Most WordPress bloggers know…

Blogging How-To’s : Pages

Stephannie has posted some excellent articles chock full of blogging tips from a writing point of view, so I thought I’d take a little time to discuss the more technical aspects of blogging with some handy tips I’ve discovered. In the spirit of short blogs, I am breaking this up. Pages: As a WordpPess blogger,…

Blogging How-To’s : Appearance

Stephannie has posted some excellent articles chock full of blogging tips from a writing point of view, so I thought I’d take a little time to discuss the more technical aspects of blogging with some handy tips I’ve discovered. In the spirit of short blogs, I will break this up a bit. Appearance: When blogging…

Auto play videos? You just lost me.

Warning a rant ahead I am not a web site designer expert. I know a little HTML, I know why css is used. But as you can see (I use blogger or wordpress) I don’t design websites. But I use them. Why? Why do supposed professional sites, that are set up to “help you with…

Blogging Tip #2: Get Readers to your Blog

Yesterday I talked about writing your blog for you readers. Today I want to discuss how to promote your blog to get those readers. First you have to start writing your blog. Once you have a few posts, its time to start looking for readers to read your blog. Yes, I know that readers will…