5 Tips to Keep You Publishing Posts After You Finish Blogging a Book

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Carefully pick your blogged book topic. I always offer this bit of advice first when I teach people how to blog a book. Why? Because you have to continue publishing posts long after you finish blogging your book. How do you keep coming up with ideas for posts after your book is complete? These 5 […]

Move Your Readers Emotionally to Get Them to Take Action

Get blog readers to act now with stories.

Blogging Basics for Aspiring Authors: Lesson 13 It doesn’t matter if you are blogging a novel, a memoir or a nonfiction book, if you want to convince your readers to think or act a certain way, you must hit them in the gut. (Not literally, of course.) If you can make them feel something, you […]

Drive Traffic to Your Blog with Profile and Q & A Posts

Q & A posts are great ways to attract readers.

Blogging Basics for Aspiring Authors: Lesson 7 Print and broadcast media feature successful people so frequently because doing so increases readers and viewers. Most of us love to read about people who have reached the pinnacle of their careers or who have become celebrities because they are good at what they do. We hunger to […]

The Correct Blog Posts Length Builds Readership

There are a variety of ways to determine blog post length.

Blogging Basics for Aspiring Authors: Lesson 3 Over and over again I get asked the same question: How long should my blog posts be? Typically, I answer, “Between 300-500 words.” Today, however, I’d like to answer this question in greater detail because blog post length can, indeed, affect your readership. It’s also an important thing […]

You Need Courage and Authenticity to Succeed as a Book Blogger

Open up and show your real self via your blogging and writing

Blogging Basics for Aspiring Authors: Lesson 1 To succeed as a book blogger, or even as a blogger, you need to develop courage. You need to be willing to fearlessly show yourself and your knowledge to the world via your written words. That’s right; no more hiding behind your words. You must use your writing […]

Liz Strauss’ on How to Get Readers to Comment on Your Posts

Engagement. That’s what every blogger seeks—or should seek. If your blog readers comment on your posts, it means they not only read but get involved in what you write—involved enough to actually have a conversation with you. The blog stops being a one way broadcast, like a printed book, and becomes a conversation. Most bloggers […]

How to Tie General Blog Posts to Your Blogged Book

I often get asked a question about how to tie blog posts in general into a blogged book you might be writing. Whether you are writing a blogged book, a printed book or an e-book, your blog provides a great way to generate interest in that book. Each post offers one more opportunity to drive […]

3 Tips for Writing Your Blogged Book Posts

Even though you are writing a book as you blog–and hopefully creating a manuscript in Word or some other word processing software at the same time–there are some things to keep in mind as you compose your posts. A blogged book has slightly different requirements than a printed book because it is published in small […]

6 Things You Need to Do Before You Blog a Book

Anyone can simply begin blogging. Blogging a book, however, that’s a different story. If you want to blog a book, approach the endeavor like you would any other book project you might undertake. Here’s a list of 6 things you need to do before you start blogging your book. 1. Choose a topic: You can […]