Why Blog Hops are Good for Writers

If you’ve been blogging for a while, you might’ve stumbled across various blog hops. You might’ve even checked them out even if you didn’t participate. It might’ve seemed too scary to sign up for something where everyone will read what you wrote. I’m here to tell you that blog hops are great for you, despite being a bit intimidating. Reasons Blog Hops are Good Networking. The secret to success is NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK. Some think this an ugly word, but the only way to meet others in the same industry is to hang out where they do. Thankfully you don’t […]

Basics of Author Online Presence Challenge Day 16: Read a Blog Post and Comment

Welcome to day 16 of the Basics of Author Online Presence Challenge. Can you believe it’s been three weeks? To catch up on previous tasks, go here. Read a Blog Post and Comment on it Before we get to that, first set up your Gravatar. That way, each time you comment your author photo automatically appears as well as a link to your blog. If you have a WordPress.com blog, you already have a Gravatar. Everyone else should go to https://en.gravatar.com/ and create your avatar. What Is Gravatar?  An “avatar” is an image that represents you online—a little picture that […]

Basics of Author Online Presence Challenge Day 15: Write a Blog Post and Include a Call to Action

Welcome to day 15 of the Basics of Author Online Presence Challenge. For previous tasks, go here. Today’s post is about blogging, so make sure you did Task 1: Set up your Author Blog. Write a Blog Post and Include a Call to Action A call to action can be a lot of things. Though, the pop-up is a favourite among some. A lot of people will tell you to add a huge pop-up on your blog to attract subscribers. I’ve been on blogs where the pop-up covers all the text with no way to close it except filling in […]

Knowing the Writing World You Face

Knowing the writing world we face

In the time of radical changes in our surroundings, these are the main aspects that affect every writer’s life – Stephen Roddewig delivers an incredible post on changes we, the writers, face.