Some things authors should remember when blogging.
A post tackling the issue of how much a writer should share of their rejections on social media.
If a publisher or agent comes across your blog and checks out your ‘About Page’ you want to present yourself in the most effective way possible. This post tells you how you can do just that.
Tips on how to balance writing with social media/the internet. What I most like about this post is that Cory Doctorow outlines how the internet has benefited his writing as much as it’s been a distraction and that there can be balance – you don’t have to black-ban yourself from the internet to get writing done.
A comprehensive list of the various twitterchats for writers (from children’s writers to script writers to genre writers) and the days and times they take place. It also outlines what twitterchats are and a few tips for those who are new to twitterchat.
A list of the best hashtags for writers on Twitter (with links).
Using these writer hashtags on Twitter is a great way to meet fellow writers. A comprehensive list of writer hashtags, including a schedule of writer chats on Twitter.
These 8 bio mistakes may be costing you followers and you may want to avoid them. Includes two things you may want to include instead.
Rachael Harrie has some great simple tips for building up a following on your writing blog.
Agent Nathan Bransford gives some helpful tips on starting up a Facebook author page.
This list highlights the little things you can do to make your site more effective. It comes with a printable checklist.
It’s sometimes hard to know what to do next once you’ve set up your author page on Facebook. This post gives some tips on how to attract and keep people on your page.
A self-explanatory title. The 3 reasons are very convincing.
Geared towards WordPress users, but helpful to other blogging platform users too, this post outlines the golden rule for formatting your blog posts to make them easier for your readers to read (hence keeping their attention).
Many writers I know do giveaways/ have competitions on their blogs. But are those giveaways/competitions legal? An attorney and blogger provides information on running blog giveaways in simple/easy to understand terms.
Tips for creating a blog with an appealing look and feel and how to avoid a poorly designed blog.
21 Tactics for getting people to ‘like’ your Facebook page.
6 points YA writers should keep in mind to use Social Media effectively.
A look at blog stats agents and publishers deem relevant.
On our blogs, Twitter, guest posts, interviews, etc. it’s important to have an author bio. This post gives tips on writing an effective bio.
The five most common (and easily fixed) mistakes writers make on their website.
Author and Novel Publicity president, Emlyn Chand, outlines the difference between Facebook page status updates that will engage and win you fans (and thus lead to book sales) and status updates that will annoy and drive away fans. In her words, “When it comes to self-promotion, less is more. If you promote yourself graciously, book sales will follow.”
A look at how writers can use J.K. Rowlings new Pottermore site as an example for creating an engaging website (even if you don’t have Ms. Rowlings budget).
Tips for using your Facebook profile/page to promote your book (in a subtle way).
Not getting many reads on your blog? This post offers some simple solutions to help get your blog posts noticed (and shared).
Tips for what makes a blog popular (a post for writers who blog).