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The Art of Blogging

Believe it or not, blogging is more than just creating content, engaging with readers, and curating a few social media accounts.

Your blog is more than just the words, images, and videos you share with the world. Your words need a proper home, so to speak.

The visual layout of your blog is one of the main factors that determine whether the folks who stumble upon your blog subscribe or not.

In other words, yeah, everyone judges a book by its cover these days…

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To Blog or Not to Blog?

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8 Best Ways To Gain Followers For Your Blog

The Art of Blogging

Traffic! It’s one of those words that I do not like much, for it almost begs us to forget that those stats represent actual people.

But… but… I know that one of the main reasons we blog is to be read by other people, so this makes it important to gain more followers, to receive feedback, to feel as if what you blog about truly matters to other people.

That’s why I compiled a list of the eight best ways to increase traffic and gain more followers for your blog.

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Blogging Can Jumpstart Your Writing Career…Even Before You Publish – by Anne R. Allen…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

This week,Jane Friedman reports some bad news for new novelists who want to go the traditional publishing route. (Click Jane’s name to see article)

She says fiction markets are increasingly “more competitive and risk-averse due to continued dwindling sales.” And she tells us that agents and publishers are now combing queries looking for “authors who demonstrate they have a vision for their career and the marketing work involved in that career.”

So how can you show “vision” and an aptitude for “marketing work”...before you query?

One way is blogging.

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How Should You Pitch A Book Blogger For A Book Review? by Dan Cross…

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On Just Publishing Advice:

The do’s and don’ts of pitching a book blogger for a book review

If you’ve ever emailed a book blogger requesting a review and not received a response from them, there’s a good chance it’s because you broke one of the “rules”.

Now, these aren’t blanket rules across all book blogs, they’re individual to each blogger, so it’s important that you read and understand them.

Book bloggers are not a new phenomenon, in fact, they’ve been around since blogs began. They’ve also got a good record of helping to raise awareness of books that may not otherwise be visible to potential readers.

They’re a fantastic resource that is so easy to tap in to, you just have to follow the proper steps.

Throughout this post, I’m going to give you the do’s and don’ts when it comes to requesting a review from a book blogger.

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Want Reviews, Guest Posts, Spotlights, Interviews? Treat Bloggers With Respect! – by Anne R. Allen…

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The contempt some business people have for bloggers never ceases to amaze me.

Every day I get emails demanding I do free work for companies that are obviously solvent enough to hire employees—so why do they imagine it’s okay to demand that bloggers work for them…for nothing?

Recently an employee of a tech company emailed me one of these crazy demands—using the charmingly personalized salutation, “Hey there!” They can’t use my name, because… how could anybody figure out that “Anne R. Allen’s Blog” is run by somebody named “Anne?”

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Should Book Bloggers Post “Bad” Book Reviews?

Rachel Poli

As a writer, when I read a book that I don’t particularly care for, I feel bad giving it a “bad” review. As a writer, I know how hard an author works on their book. I know the blood, sweat, and tears that go into it. I understand how time consuming it is, how much hard work and dedication gets thrown into the book.

Yet, as a book blogger, I’m obligated to be honest – but fair – in my book reviews. Especially if I get the book for free from the author.

So, what do you do when you don’t care too much for a book you read?

Should Book Bloggers Publish Bad Book Reviews? | Book Reviews | Book Bloggers | Reading | Books | RachelPoli.com

What is a “bad” book review?

To me, giving a book a “bad” review means giving it a 1- or 2-star rating. Of course, everyone’s rating system is different, but I typically go by the Goodreads rating system. To me, a…

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WRITERS RESOURCES UPDATED – Please Bookmark, Browse and Share with your Author, Writer, Blogger Friends…

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TSRA’s WRITERS RESOURCESIn an ever evolving effort to make this blog a better resource to Authors, Writers, poets and fellow bloggers,  I have created these pages to index various external sites and in-blog articles that I hope will be useful, (including over 530 HOW TO 101: articles)

Just click on the links below to be taken to the relevant pages:

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

EBOOK FORMATTING

EDITING TIPS: 101

EDITORS

GRAMMAR – ENGLISH

HOW TO: 101

HOW TO – MAKE AUDIOBOOKS

HOW TO – BUILD A BOOK TRAILER

INFORMATION-BUSINESS

MARKETING

PUBLISHERS

REVIEWERS

 

This index and associated pages will be added to over time :D

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VOTING IS NOW OPEN FOR THE ANNUAL BLOGGERS BASH AWARDS @BLOGGERSBASH…

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