Tag Archive | blogging

12 Ways to Blog Better

A dozen ways you can make your blog reach your audience.

How do I get more followers on my blog?

How do I get more followers on my blog?

Originally posted on My thoughts on a page.:
Why are some blogs more successful than others? Where do they get all their followers, page views and visitors? Why do some wonderful writers have so few followers, while others with less well written blogs have  so many? Most new bloggers will google this endlessly, (probably second…

What Happens When You Go Viral: On Wanting to Give Up

What Happens When You Go Viral: On Wanting to Give Up

Originally posted on Such Small Hands:
I recently found out that the hit count on my Relevant article back in June was over 1.6 million. The editor told me it was the second-biggest traffic day in the history of their website. That’s mind-boggling to me. If you had asked me a year ago what I…

How Amanda Hocking sold 1.5 million on Amazon: I’m revealing the secret!

Originally posted on Leona's Blog of Shadows:
You might have heard of Amanda Hocking, the indie superstar who sold 1.5 million on Amazon and got picked up by a big house and signed a movie deal for her Trylle Trilogy. This is the exact quote from her explaining how her sales exploded after the…

Author Marketing: It’s Time to Start Studying

Author Marketing: It’s Time to Start Studying

I stumbled across this blog and LOVED the message here:  everything worth doing requires work.No job I’ve ever had was only about the fun stuff I liked to do, there were always things I had to study at – practice – and begrudgingly master before I considered myself a success.  For many Authors, marketing is […]

Top Marketing Tip: Build a Brand Name

Top Marketing Tip: Build a Brand Name

Originally posted on Keli Gwyn's Blog:
“List five things that tell me who you are?” That’s the question one of my high school teachers asked my classmates and me on the first day of school. We struggled to come up with the most interesting facts we could. When we read our lists, our teacher…

The Obvious Thing You Haven’t Done For Your Blog

The Obvious Thing You Haven’t Done For Your Blog

In my post, “You Want Followers, But You NEED Fans” we had some GREAT discussion on the importance of taking a breath and realizing it’s going to take some time to cultivate a meaningful following of rabid fans (as opposed to dozens of un-engaged faceless numbers.)  As writers it’s really important that we understand that […]

WordPress Tags

Originally posted on HarsH ReaLiTy:
I think people are overthinking the whole “tag” business on WordPress. Tags serve two purposes for a blogger they either categorize their posts or they get their posts seen. How tags serve your audience is a different matter and that is where bloggers seem to miss the mark. I’ll explain…

The Reader-Friendly Blog

Originally posted on Creative State of Mind:
Sometimes I stalk authors. If an author posts a particularly intriguing article on a blog, or if an author interacts with me on a social media platform, I might get curious about the author’s work. I want to find out more about their books. I might even want…