There may be nothing worse in a bloggers life than writing a post that gets little, if any, views. After all, this means no one cared enough to read the post…despite your best effort and great information. But you can increase the likelihood of your posts getting read. In this post, freelance writer and ghostwriter […]
5 Ways to “Woo” Readers to Your Blog
Good bloggers know how to “attract” readers. They develop a strong relationship with the visitors to their sites. And they do this in the way they compose each post. In this guest post, Jennifer Brown Banks (@PENPROSPER1) offers relationship advice for bloggers. You’ll find it useful as you woo your readers. Do you woo your […]
Can You Blog a Book on Your Existing Site?
You’ve created a website. You’ve been blogging for a year or more. Now you want to write a book on your blog, but you have one question you want answered first: Can you blog a book on your existing site? I get asked that question all the time. My answer? It depends. What does it […]
Why You MUST Publish Posts Often and Consistently
For your blog to succeed—to gain traction on the Internet or in search engines and to gather a loyal following of readers, you must publish posts often and consistently. Don’t blog if you want an easy or fast way to make money, gain expert status, or land a book deal. Blogging takes patience and hard […]
Are You Blogging a Book? List it here!
Gaining readers to your blogged book represents the keys to success. Whether you plan on self-publishing your blogged book or want to be discovered by an agent or publisher, you must have a successful blog–one with many unique visitors. (If you don’t understand that term, read this post.) That’s your author platform or fan base, […]
Are You on a Mission?
I’d just like to mention today that if you are writing a proposal, you want to include a mission statement after your author’s bio. You’ve already worked on that. Remember this post? Not every book on writing a book proposal includes the “Mission Statement” section; in fact, most don’t. It’s a fairly new section. However, […]
Markets: Who Will Read Your Blogged Book?
On to the next proposal section included under the “Introduction” heading: Markets. As I mentioned in my last post, you now need to make sure you are wearing your business person hat. No writer’s hats allowed. It’s time to meet your readers or to discover how many readers your blog might be able to […]
How to Begin Blogging Your Book: Start with a Business Plan or Book Proposal (part 5)
Now that you have a pretty good sense about your book’s theme and what you want to write about, we are going to get serious. Really serious. Yesterday was just a taste of what’s to come… As I mentioned, everyone who wants to write a book—blogged or otherwise—needs to go through the proposal process. You […]
Why Blog a Book? To Get Feedback on Your Writing (Part 7)
The fact that readers have the ability to comment on your book offers you, the blogger, one of the greatest reasons to blog a book. Many writers join critique groups so they can have other writers read or listen to them read their work and offer feedback. However, when you, the blogger, receive comments from […]
Why Blog a Book? Your Writing Gets Read (Part 4)
Why do writers write? Some might answer, “Because they must.” I believe writers write because they want someone to read what they’ve written. They write because they want to touch someone with their words. They write because they want to reach out through their work and make others cry or laugh, learn something or […]