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Other people’s opinion

Cristian Mihai

How often do you tell people to go fuck themselves?

If me using the word “fuck” makes you feel uncomfortable, ask yourself why.

Why do you do what you do? Why do you earn the money that you earn? Why are you happy? Or not? Why do you have the addictions that you have and others don’t? Or you don’t and others do.

It’s been years since I’ve wanted for people to define their hopes and dreams and wants and needs on their own terms, to figure out their why, to figure out what makes them feel alive and do that over and over again until they can’t keep their eyes open. And then, the next day, do that again.

I don’t care about the excuses and lies you keep telling yourself about why you don’t have what you want. I really don’t.

I need you to care enough about…

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Review! Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin — This Kid Reviews Books

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my American friends! Also I get to announce that Amber won the Santa Bruce Prize Pack!! I will be emailing you to ask you where you would like your prize sent to. Now on to today’s review! Where the Watermelons Grow By Cindy Baldwin 256 pages – ages 9+ Published by…

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November 22, 2018 · 8:53 pm

Beginner? Try These Ideas Out.

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…

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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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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update #Reviews – Claire Fullerton, Judy Penz Sheluk and Darlene Foster

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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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