Saturday, January 20, 2018

A BLOG: AN AUTHOR'S POWERFUL TOOL

A blog is a powerful tool for everyone who wants to promote a product, a cause, an idea, or themselves. As an author, my three blogs have helped me sell books, and equally important, connect with other authors.
Two of my other blogs are about health/wellness, relationships, spirituality, and ovarian cancer. Through my blogs I have reached thousands of people around the world to bring them information and inspiration.

Here are some important tips to make your blog more successful:

    1. Keep your topic between 300-500 words. Most people do not want to read a lengthy blog. We are a society that wants concise and well-written information.

   2. Using photos, diagrams, or quotes can add interest or reinforce the essence of the message. Be sure to give credit to the source. 

   3. Check your spelling and grammar. Poorly written blogs will not fare well.

   4. Respond to comments left. If someone has taken the time to write a question or comment, it is only polite and respectful to respond to them in a timely manner.

   5. Build a subscriber list by collecting emails from everyone you encounter. Have a sign-up sheet at any presentation.  Be sure to set up a place for people to "follow you."

   6. Invite others to do guest blogs. Follow other bloggers and leave comments. Reblog other blogs that fit well with your blog being sure to give correct credit.

   7. Have your topic current with today's world. There are millions of subjects to blog about no matter what your purpose as a blogger is. Just Google words or subjects and you will find a plethora of information.

   8. Provide links.

   9. Enjoy writing your blog. If it is a negative experience, it will be sensed by the reader. 

Thank you for stopping by today. I invite you to leave your thoughts and ideas on how to make a blog successful. We all can learn from each other.

8 comments:

  1. Thank you, Karen. A great list blogger should read. I know I need to lower my word count and agree that long blogs aren't a good idea:) It came to my mind what my grandma used to say about always writing a thank you card for a gift, "If they can take the time to give you something you can take the time to thank them." its the same thing with the gift of comments. Great post!

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    1. Your grandma's advice is so true and very applicable. I like your phrase "the gift of comments."

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  2. I think you hit on some valid points, Karen. I tend to enjoy blog posts the most when they aren't overlong and have photos to balance my interest with the topic. Blogging is a lot of fun and a great way to build relationships among others who enjoy it as well.

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    1. Thank you for your input. I do enjoy writing blogs as well as reading them.

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  3. Great tips, Karen! :) Sharing...

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    1. Thank you for your compliment and sharing.

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