13 Free Blogging Tips For Every New Blogger

Hugh provides us with 13 free blogging tips for every new blogger. Thanks so much for this post, Hugh!

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If you are new to blogging or are even thinking about starting a blog, here my thirteen quick blogging tips to get you on your way.

  • It’s all about me. Ensure you have an ‘about me’ page. Tell visitors a little about yourself and at least give them a name by which they can call you. However, don’t have an ‘about me’ page that starts off by saying ‘This Is An Example Of An About Me Page’. Click here to read about setting up an ‘about me’ page and what it should include.
  • Make a journey outside of your own blog. I’ve always been amazed by just what information is out there in the blogging world. I’ve learned how to self-publishing a book, how to use social media and make it work for me, how to bake gin & tonic cupcakes, take great photos and, of course, picked up lots…

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Your content is being archived

Wow, this is quite interesting. Who would have known? Thanks for sharing this, K. Morris!

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Did you know that your site (well a snapshot of it’s contents) may well be preserved for posterity?

This remains the case even if you decide to delete your blog and/or website.

Anyone interested in exploring what information is held about their site can visit https://archive.org/ and search for archived material pertaining to their blog.

https://archive.org/is not a substitute for backing up your website (it only collects snapshots of a website’s contents).

It does, however offer a fascinating glimpse into sites, many of which are no longer operative.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE:

SELECT and CLICK the WEB icon

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Type in YOUR FULL URL

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See the period covered

SELECT and CLICK ANY YEAR

SELECT and CLICK ANY BLUE CIRCLED DATE

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SEE the post imaged

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RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCEMENT…SPREAD THE WORD

Oh yes, dear Followers! Halloween is not only the “contest deadline” but also the Release Date for Allan and Helen Krummenacker’s “The Vampyre Blogs – Coming Home”. You don’t want to miss that!

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“The Vampyre Blogs – Coming Home” will be arriving in exactly two weeks!

 

That’s right folks, Halloween will be arriving a couple of days early, so get ready to grab the next installment of the Para-Earth Series.  The novel will be available in all formats including Trade Paperback, Kindle, Nook, Apple, Sony and all other e-readers, as well as PDF for those who like reading books on their computers.

Within these pages you’ll meet a whole new breed of vampire who drinks blood, sleeps in the ground, avoids sunlight (because he’ll start to sparkle as in about to spontaneously combust), and cannot eat garlic.  Yet he’s also one of the best people you’d ever want have on your side in a bad situation, as any regular reader of this blog can tell you.

For those who haven’t met Nathan yet, here he is to say a few words:

“My…

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The problem of book theft …

Thank you, Susan M. Toy for this fantastic article to warn authors about copyright infringing and the danger of scams in the writer’s world.

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

Close to two years ago, I discovered that my eBooks, both of them, were being listed for sale on a site about which I’d never heard before. They were not under contract to sell my eBooks nor was I receiving any payment for the nearly 1000 times the site reported my novel had already been downloaded. There was a link on the site authors could write to, if they felt their copyright had been infringed. So I wrote, asked them to take down my books, and … nothing happened. That’s when I contacted my friend Tim Baker, whose books were also listed on the site, and he wrote this blog post about our experience. Many of our friends also took up the cause, sharing this blog post and following up with more information as they heard of it – good friends like Chris Graham who blogs as The Story…

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Magical Designs

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You started a magical journey the day you put pen to the paper, and began to create worlds no one else could imagine. Now comes the moment where you are about to take that leap into the unknown, wondering if people will buy your wonderful book. The fact of the matter is, in order to capture your reader first you must have a cover that stands out. That is where Magical Designs come in. Magical Designs will create a cover that captures the essence of your story allowing your book to jump at potential readers from across the room or off their screen.

 

Magical Designs offer Graphic-, Cover- and Website Design for authors and their needs. On their Website http://www.kjmagicaldesigns.com you will find not only their services and discover all kinds of support they offer. You will as well read what some of their customers have to tell you.

 

Discover Magical Designs, and find out who they are, who is behind it and what they have to offer. You will be surprised!

 

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Top 100 Writing Blogs for 2016

What a great list. I find this article very useful, linking to a list with the top 100 Writer’s Blogs. Thanks so much Joycelin K Leahy!

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I found this article on the Chicago Writers Association website.

Arnuj Agawal has compiled the top 100 writing blogs for authors and bloggers in 2016. He writes that these blogs are on the top 100 because of their popularity. Click on the link at the end of the post to see the blogs.

“This year I’m starting the year right by highlighting some of the best writing blogs on the web. I love to visit blogs about writing for inspiration, encouragement and motivation, and it’s with those three qualities in mind that I have compiled this list of the top 100 writing blogs for 2016.

You might be a creative writer looking to improve your skills or a beginner novelist looking to pen your first book, or you might be a blogger wondering how to make more money from your blog or turn it into a full-time business. Whatever type of…

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