Blogging can be a fun, but necessary part of building an author platform. If you're not careful, blogging can land you in a great big boiling pot of hot water! Fortunately, it's easy to avoid trouble if you know what to look out for. I've compiled a list of the top five blogging hazards along … Continue reading Top Five Blogging Hazards
Does Your Website Need an Update?
Yesterday, I discovered that, although my website looked quite lovely on my laptop computer, on my cell phone it looked like a deranged monkey had put it together. Some of my images appeared off-center, while some were teeny-tiny, while others were huge and looked like they were going to attack unsuspecting web-goers. The text … Continue reading Does Your Website Need an Update?
Why Do I Blog?
Today, I read a very thought-provoking article on Ronovan Writes. He talks about remembering your reason for blogging instead of getting caught up in blog stats. His post got me thinking about why I blog and what I want to accomplish by blogging. I'll admit, there have been times I've been caught up in blog stats. … Continue reading Why Do I Blog?
When you can’t be everywhere
As authors, we often hear about the importance of social media. We're supposed to establish a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tsu, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit, and other sites I probably have never heard of. Overwhelmed yet? I am. The idea of being in all these places is daunting, especially if you're new to social media … Continue reading When you can’t be everywhere
Last week, I discovered a broken link on my blog. This might not sound like a big deal to you, and in reality, it probably isn't - unless my broken link directed a potential reader away from my blog. A broken link can cost you a book sale. It can cost you the opportunity to connect with readers … Continue reading Missed Opportunities