Blogs: What are they good for?

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Blogs: What are they good for?

Seems like it was only a few years ago that most people didn’t have a blog or blogs, and didn’t know exactly what to do with one. There was a heat of videos that went up on YouTube explaining how to build a blog and how to get traffic to it. But what about now? Do blogs have a purpose? Are they still useful? I think the answer to that is one that is a little more convoluted in today’s wild Internet world. There are a lot of other sites, such as Facebook to do that former work of keeping

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Flash Fiction Friday: your inventory

I used to put flash fiction here on Fridays and I will return to that soon, but at the moment I am writing on a women’s fiction novel and getting ready to go on vacation so my time is at a premium. Yes, I don’t even have time to blog! Georgie Pauwels / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) So, instead of my writing a flash piece here, I am going to post the inventory and you can write one instead! yes, I am referring to the post about INVENTORY a’ la Wendig that I put

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The blogging world as I see it

I am a huge reader of blogs. I go around trying to find content that is relevant and interesting to my fans and followers of blog/social media. It is always fun to find good content to share. Recently I found a very interesting article about blogging and bloggers over here: at Copyblogger. The article discussed some stats on blogger behavior, and some of it surprised me. The fact that less than 5% of bloggers blog every day, well, that opened my eyes. I think in days gone by, more bloggers had a daily thing going on, but now? Not so

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Book Blurbs on Writer Groupie Podcast

For all of my reader and writer friends, I am going to be doing book blurbs here on the blog as podcasts. If you think you would like to try to reach a new audience (audio) and are interested in doing this with me as your voice piece, please contact me via the page here on the site. If you are not certain what a book blurb is click here for more info on how to make them. You can hear the book blurb I have done for An Unexpected Performance just a day or so ago. I have another

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Six reasons you may need a blog

BLOGS AND BLOGGING In today’s Facebook-fueled world, some folks are saying that blogging for writers is dead. That it was a great way to connect five years ago, but now? Not so much. Well, I am of the opinion that blogs by and for writers are still viable. I am of the opinion that blogging and the world it created is still pretty relevant in the 21st century and here’s why: 1. Writing Warm-up For a writer, blogging counts as your word count. How many times have we decided to turn out 1000 words a day and can only muster

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