How to Reduce Errors in Your Blog Posts

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Many blogs are solo operations, run by one person and one person only. If you are the only person who works on your blog—or more specifically on your blog posts, you know what this means. As the blogger, you write your posts, format them, find the photos and handle search engine optimization (SEO), categorization, and […]

How to Get Organized to Blog a Nonfiction Book

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The majority of bloggers and writers who come to me for help don’t lack ideas. They struggle to find the organize skills that help them turn their ideas into books and blog. Indeed, organization can prove a challenging task for creative people. If you are like me, your desk often becomes a jumble of papers, […]

11 Places to Find New Blog Post Ideas

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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

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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 […]

How to Blog Faster: Tips From Six Experts

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One of the biggest complaints I hear from writers, authors and bloggers is this: Blogging takes too long. Sometimes writing and publishing a post can take a long time…but blogging doesn’t have to be a time-consuming process. You can blog faster. That said, some successful bloggers choose to spend more time on their posts—and with […]

Website offers Opportunity for Feedback and Crowdsourcing

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As you blog your book, you can benefit by sharing bits and pieces of your manuscript on a new site called Medium. You might be surprised at how well this site works for obtaining early feedback on your concept or story and for crowdsourcing information related to your topic. Plus, if your posts are popular, […]

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

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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 […]

How to Blog a Completed Manuscript

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You’ve already written your book, but you want to test the market or build an author platform before release by blogging it. How do you take your completed manuscript and break it down into 300- to 500-word pieces—blog posts—when you wrote it to flow as one continuous chapter after another? Good question. I continue to […]

3+ Reasons I’ve Started Using Scrivener as a Blogging Tool

For a while now I’ve been toying around with the idea of using Scrivener as a writing tool. I hadn’t seriously considered using it for blogging, except I was interesting in finding out if it could become a blog-to-book tool. If it could import posts form WordPress, I figured it might be quite useful. I […]

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 […]

7 Ways to Overcome Blogger’s Block

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People often ask me how I manage to blog 5+ days per week without running out of things to write about, feeling uninspired because of the pressure or just getting stuck. I rarely succumb to the dreaded “blogger’s block.” In fact, I don’t believe it exists. There are times when I can’t blog for other […]

How to Write a Blog Post Even When You Have Bloggers’ Block

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Today I opened up Microsoft Word document. I looked at the blank sheet of paper, and I simply didn’t want to write a blog post. I felt uninspired. That’s why it’s 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time and I’m only now publishing this post. Yes, me. The queen of blogs. I have four of them. (I used […]

How to Turn Your Courses Into (Blogged) Books (Part 2)

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Imagine this scenario: You decide to monetize your knowledge and create an online course. You produce the videos, documentation and membership access. In addition to explaining the benefits of the course, your sales page features a picture of you and bio explaining that you are an authority on this particular topic. You mention that you […]

How to Write Search-Engine Friendly Blog Posts

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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 […]