Is Your Blog Mobile Friendly?

mobile-friendly blog

Can your visitors read your blogged book on their mobile devices? If it isn’t “mobile-friendly,” you will lose readers—in more ways than one. Readers click away from your site, and, as of today, Google will make it harder for them to show up on your site at all if it’s too difficult to access via […]

Blog Your Way to Expert Status

Expert status seen in the SERPs

A blog provides a useful tool for authors, especially nonfiction authors. Not only does it help you become discoverable to potential readers (which means buyers), it also supports your efforts to become an expert in your subject area. If you are a coach, professional speaker, healer, or entrepreneur—or you own any type of business—you can […]

Expert Tips for Blogging Success

how to succeed as a blogger

Have you ever wondered how successful bloggers become successful? Of course, you’ve heard about all the search engine optimization techniques as well as the fluke viral posts. But there must be more to creating a blog that has a sustained yet ever-growing and more-engaged readerships, right? I asked six bloggers to reveal the one or […]

11 Places to Find New Blog Post Ideas

where to find post ideas

If you blog on any frequent schedule, some days you find yourself wondering what to write about next. You might use a blog plan, but you still need to devise post ideas for that plan—and lots of them. Where can you find inspiration when you feel like you can’t think of one more subject to […]

How to Write Titles that Make People Read Your Posts

how to write blog post titles

Headlines are the most important part of your blog post. Without a good title, you can’t compel your followers on social media sites to click through to your site or entice subscribers to move their eyes down the page to read your post. That’s why you must write blog post titles that attract readers—to the […]

3 Mistakes to Avoid for a Successful Book-Blogging Venture

book blogging mistakes to avoid

When I created this site and began blogging my book, I became a guinea pig. I had not seen my idea put into action by anyone else, but I felt sure it would work. I was the test subject. As such, I learned from my mistakes, but you don’t have to do that. You can […]

6 Ways to Quickly Write an E-book to Build Your Mailing List

build mailing list with free ebook

Nothing matches the power of a large mailing list when it comes to marketing your books, products or services. No wonder it’s common to hear online marketers say, “There’s magic in the list.” Or, “Your list gives you a license to print money,” which means that when you promote to your list, your subscribers pay […]

How to Get Over Your Technophobic Tendencies and Start Blogging

you can climb the technolgy wall

I know a lot of  writers who would like to become bloggers. I’ve also met many wanna-be online-business owners who need to blog. And I hear from tons of bloggers who would like to become better at this activity. One thing stops all of them: technology. How do you get past this hurdle and start […]

Where to Find (and How to Use) Photos for Your Posts

free photo sites

As an expert blogging a book or blogging about your book, you know the importance of valuable content. Without it, your blog won’t succeed in today’s noisy world. However, the visuals you include with each blog post are almost as important as what you write about in that post. In fact, the photo or graphic […]

Copyright: How to Protect Your Blogs and Blogged Books

how to copyright blogs

I frequently get asked legal questions, such as “If someone blogs a book—actually composes it in the form of blog posts they publish on the Internet—do they need to worry about a copyright issues?” Or “Is my blog content safe from copyright infringement?” Well, I am not an attorney—let alone an intellectual property attorney—so I […]

10 High-Performance Tips for Bloggers

keep your blog alive

An enormous amount of people around the world want to become bloggers. Many of them start blogs, but after just a short time, they abandon them with promises to return “someday soon.” Someday never comes. According to a 2008 survey by Technorati, only 7.4 million out of the 133 million blogs the company tracked at […]

How to Create a Blog Plan

How to create a blog plan

Before you begin blogging a book, you need a blog plan. Even if you don’t think you are going to use your blog to write, publish and promote a book post by post, you need a blog plan. And if you begin your blog with the idea that you might blog a book (or more […]