What Type of Subscribers Do You Need?

Get blog post subscribers

Many bloggers think they need to build their subscriber list. It’s true, but what type of subscribers do you need—blog post or email subscribers? That may seem like a silly question to you. After all, you need and want subscribers to your posts, right? Indeed, you do. These subscribers get notified each time you publish […]

Successful Books Require Preparation

prepare for success as an author or blogger

If you think you can blog a book or book a blog without preparation, you’re right. If you think you should, you’re wrong. It takes work to craft a book that sells—whether it’s a book you write in blog-post-sized bits or that you create from repurposed posts. I’m not talking about writing either. I’m talking […]

Change the World with Your Blog Posts

Bloggers inspire change.

I know why you became a blogger: Your passion and sense of purpose inspired you to blog. Indeed, each time you put your fingers on the keyboard, you have the opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in the world with your words. However, you can transform more lives if you publish your words […]

How to Effectively Share Your Blog Posts on Social Media Sites

share your blog posts

Writing and publishing blog posts often and consistently goes a long way toward helping your blog get discovered, but it’s not enough. To drive traffic to your site, so you gain followers and subscribers, you need to share your posts on social networks. That’s how you “tell” potential readers of your blog and your blogged […]

Know When to Put Your Foot on the Brake or the Gas

When to brake

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that when it comes to blogging and to blogging books I’ve been repeating the same advice for a long time: Blog often and consistently if you want to get any traction in the search engine results pages. I still believe that is the best way […]

30 Things You Accomplish While Blogging or Blogging a Book

bloggers get published

For five years I’ve been saying the same thing: When you blog or blog a book, you kill many birds with one stone. If you are an aspiring author, published author, entrepreneur, speaker, coach, or some other creative soul—even a blogger—who wants to publish a book for any reason, a blog helps you accomplish this […]

How I Became a Published Author: One Post at a Time

Lori

Today’s guest post is by Lori Ann Davis, MA, CRS (@lorianndaviscrs), author of Unmasking Secrets to Unstoppable Relationships: How to Find, Keep and Renew Love and Passion in Your Life. She offers tips on blogging a book—tips she discovered on her own without the help of reading How to Blog a Book first. As she […]

3 Steps to Creating an Information Product from Your Blog

How to turn your blog into a book

The following is an adapted excerpt from How to Blog a Book Revised and Expanded Edition. Here’s a bit of information the book industry doesn’t like to reveal: Books don’t provide a huge source of income. In fact, most authors, with the exception of those who consistently hit the bestseller lists, supplement their book royalties […]

Grow Your Email List with a Virtual Book Tour

blog tour helps build mailing list

Most of you know I’m in the middle of a book tour to help launch the second edition of How to Blog a Book. However, the days of in-person book tours are over. Some authors still do signings at local book stores, but more authors utilize the reach and power of the Internet when they […]

11 Ways to Know if Your Blog Deserves to Become a Book

indicators that a blog deserves to be a book

Maybe you, like lots of bloggers, think your site contains enough content—or good enough content—to produce a book. And maybe your blog posts could be turned into a book (or “blook,” as they are called sometimes). Before you go to the time, trouble and expense of “booking your blog,” first evaluate if your blog deserves […]