Have you taken a “rainy-day” approach to your blog? In other words, you have saved or scheduled blog posts for the future—just in case. In today’s guest post, freelance writer and ghostwriter Dan Kenitz (@buildwithwords) explains the advantages of using the schedule feature of your blog strategically. “It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” […]
How a Word Quota Helps You Blog Your Book
Guest blogging remains a powerful tool for bloggers who want to increase their traffic and expert status. But too many bloggers aim too low when they seek guest blogging opportunities. Today, Kyle Bell (@kbeezy902) offers some advice on how to land guest blogging gigs with top-tier sites. Writers and bloggers write; it’s what we do […]
You Want to Blog a Book. Now What?
The New Year arrived. You created a list of goals. “Blog a book” is first on your list. Great! Now what? Some writers or bloggers would just begin blogging their book without a second thought. That’s not the best way to succeed, however. Blogging a book allows you to write your book quickly and easily […]
Coming Soon: The Second Edition of How to Blog a Book!
Back in May 2012, I first held a copy of How to Blog a Book in my hands. I felt so thrilled that my “experiment” had worked: I had blogged a book and blogged my way to a book deal. I had proven that you could consciously write, publish and promote your book one post […]
Plan Your Book Content to Write Quickly and Easily
An ongoing debate exists in the writing world about whether or not to plan out a book prior to typing that first word. The “mappers” or “planners” say, “Plan it out! It’s more effective!” The “pantsers,” on the other hand, say, “Write by the seat of your pants! It’s more creative.” I tend to be a […]
How a Good Plan Helps You Blog a Good Book
It doesn’t matter if you blog fiction or nonfiction. If you want to blog a good book, I believe you must begin with a good content plan. This means you must know what content you want to include in your book and what structure you will use to deliver that content in the a manner […]
How Membership Sites Help You Create Courses While Writing Books
This month I introduced the idea of building a business around your blog and your book(s). You may be wondering how you can manage one more activity in your busy schedule. Actually, creating courses using membership site technology, like Premise by CopyBlogger, can help you use your time more efficiently by multi-tasking. Create Courses While […]
Angles and Themes Help You Write a Unique and Valuable Blogged Book
How to Blog a Better Book: Lesson #3 Angles make your blogged book unique. Themes give them value. When you blog a book, or simply set out to write a book, train yourself to think about your book in these terms so you write a book that isn’t like those previously published and that addresses your […]