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Blogging  // Posts tagged as "Blogging"

29 Jul Posted by in Writing Tips | 3 comments

How to Write Faster: 15 Tips

How to Write Faster: 15 Tips

Bloggers know that more articles equals more traffic, but sometimes we get bogged down with blank screens and blinking cursors. This post shares 15 practical tips on how to write posts more quickly. All of these might not work for you — just use the ones that help and leave the rest.   Think before […]

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Making Your Blog Easy on the Eyes

Making Your Blog Easy on the Eyes

Today’s post is a throw-back to my years spent as a newspaper copywriter and covers some presentation and formatting basics that will hopefully help each of us maintain an easy-to-understand, easy-on-the-eyes blog. Give you blog a quick once over by checking the following: An easy-to-read font Space between paragraphs A font that is large enough […]

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27 Jun Posted by in How-To Articles | 8 comments

A Writer’s Alphabet: D is for … Dialogue!

A Writer’s Alphabet: D is for … Dialogue!

Distinctive. Disarming. Delightful. Delicious. LOTS of words came to mind (with the help of my fb friends) once they helped me decide that dialogue was the right word to use in this post. And why not? Dialogue is a writer’s best friend. It helps us develop a distinctive voice for each character. It can disarm […]

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Types of Social Media Sites

Types of Social Media Sites

It’s easier to navigate the maze of online social media sites if you understand the different site categories and the purpose of each type. The social media world consists of two segments: social and media. To optimize your experience with each type of social media, it’s best to participate in the communities you choose to […]

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Brainstorming Blog Posts

Brainstorming Blog Posts

Incorporating elements of fiction into our blogs can make our blog posts more memorable. This post will take us behind the scenes, so to speak, and discuss the pre-writing process that takes up much of a novelist’s (and blogger’s) time — brainstorming. The world is full of distractions that can prevent us from losing our […]

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Keys to Online Success

Keys to Online Success

In 1999, Michael Dell gave a presentation to the Detroit Economic Club. His message was simple — how to create a successful online business. At a time when few people owned a home computer, some scoffed that such advice was even necessary, but others embraced it. The substance of that talk is the basis for […]

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Do Readers Care About Your Book?

Do Readers Care About Your Book?

The hardest thing for the newly published author to hear: Readers don’t care about your book. The hardest thing for the newly published author to believe: Readers don’t care about your book. It’s true. They’re too busy reading Karen Kingsbury, Wanda Brunstetter, Angela Hunt, Brandilyn Collins, or whoever the bestseller is in your genre. Readers don’t know […]

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Does Anybody Read Your Blog?

Does Anybody Read Your Blog?

The biggest complaint I hear as a blog coach is “Nobody reads my blog!” I’m going to share with you the top three reasons why people don’t read blogs, plus ways you can overcome them. 1. People don’t know about your blog. If the only people reading your blog are your close friends and family, […]

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