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

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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 […]

How to Write Titles that Make People Read Your Posts

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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 […]

8 Ways to Turn Your Blog Into a Content Marketing Machine

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Most writers realize their blog offers a phenomenal tool for building author’s platform and for promoting a book once it’s been published. However, you may not realize the variety of ways in which you can actually put your blog to use to create a loyal fan base, sell more books and produce more useable content—even […]

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 […]

7 Ways to Write Blog Posts that Get Read

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The other day I shared a link on Twitter to a new blog post. Someone tweeted back, but their response only answered the question in the title of my post, which I had shared in my tweet. Their response had little to do with the post itself, making it obvious they hadn’t clicked on the […]

The Main Reason Your Blog Doesn’t Attract Readers

How long do visitors stay on your site?

A few weeks ago I offered discounted strategy sessions on blogging books and blogging in general. Just about half of the aspiring or published authors and bloggers I spoke with wanted to know how to attract more readers to their blogs. When I took a look at their sites I inevitably discovered the same problem: […]

How to Write Search-Engine Friendly Blog Posts

SEO is one part of the puzzle for bloggers

You can find a ton of information online and off about how to “search engine optimize” (SEO) your blog posts. Yet, Google constantly changes its algorithms and rules making it difficult to know if you are turning out search-engine friendly content or not. If you aren’t a techie or simply want to blog or to […]

21 Things To Do Before You Publish Your Posts

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As you publish your blogged book post by post (or even if you just blog), ensure you place your best work on your blog each day. If you can afford to hire an editor or proofreader before you hit the “Publish” button—and most bloggers and aspiring authors can’t—use check list to determine if each of […]

6 Creativity Fixes for Long-Time and Long-Term Bloggers

Bloggers can find ways to spark their creativity.

It doesn’t matter if you are blogging a book, blogging about a book or just plain blogging on a particular topic, sometimes coming up with creative ideas day in and day out feels hard and boring. When you began your blog, you probably were full of ideas and felt excited and passionate about your subject […]