Book reviews can make or break Indie authors. On sites like Amazon, how many book reviews an author receives for a title impacts how visible their book becomes to someone who is browsing for their next read. The more book reviews left, the more visible Amazon makes the title to those who have bought similar … Continue reading How To Write a Simple Book Review
A few months ago, writer Jenny McKaig asked if I was willing to be interviewed about the growth of Brave and Reckless. Being deeply flattered at being asked, I of course said yes! The article just came out and it is my honor to share it with all of you. Thank you Jenny for taking … Continue reading Building WordPress.com Website Success: Brave and Reckless-Jenny McKaig
Brave and Reckless has been visited by a lot of new bloggers in recent weeks and they have asked me a lot of really good questions that I didn’t address in Brave and Reckless’ Advice for New WordPress Bloggers-- Part 1 and Part 2. I decided to create a FAQ post that I plan to … Continue reading Brave and Reckless’ Advice for New WordPress Bloggers– FAQ
I wanted to address some additional blogging issues that I have encountered. Reblogging Other Writers Work: Having your work reblogged-as long as you are properly cited- is considered one of the highest compliments in the blogging world. To reblog or not to reblog another writer's work can be a hard decision to make when you … Continue reading Brave and Reckless’Advice for New WordPress Bloggers– Part 2
It wasn't so long ago that I was a brand new blogger at WordPress. I started my blog at the beginning of October with no real goals in mind other than making one particular piece of writing publicly available for sharing. I chose WordPress because we use it at work and several friends spoke highly of … Continue reading Brave and Reckless’Advice for New WordPress Bloggers– Part 1
Thank you WordPress Discover for the shout-out!
Just several months into her blogging adventure on WordPress.com, Christine Ray of Brave and Reckless started to figure out what worked for her — and what didn’t — while navigating this online community. For a dose of Christine’s advice, here are five tips on building a successful site and growing a loyal audience.
1) Learn from peers or people you admire.
Read guides for new bloggers. WordPress offers some great guides but some of the most useful information is from other bloggers.
2) Consider how people read you.
Remember that many WordPress readers are following you on a SmartPhone or tablet and reading you at lunch. Shorter posts are more likely to get read. You can always divide a longer post into sections that you can publish separately if you have a lot to say.
3) Read as much as possible — and find your people.
Look for writing…
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