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3 WordPress Tips

Hey everyone – just a quick post today as I’m up to my eyeballs in Mr. Clean’s Magic Erasers these past weeks (more on this in a future post). But I did want to throw a couple things out there! WordPress Security I want to remind everyone of the importance of a secure username and […]

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How To Make An Author Video

By Ben Wallace Last month I was here talking about how to stage a comeback and I plan on updating everyone on how that’s going in a few weeks. In the meantime I want to talk about videos. Phase 4 of the comeback was to make an ass of myself. To do this I started […]

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What Should Authors Blog About?

Today I’m answering questions from reader Annie Daylon. Molly, I read your blog regularly and have recently participated in an online writing conference and, in one of the workshops, it was suggested that authors blog only about their own work: what inspires them, chapters from the book, short stories. They said an author’s blog should […]

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10 Essential Website Housekeeping Tasks

Do you have a housekeeping ritual for your website? When was the last time you checked your site for potential problems? If you’re like most of us, the answers are no, and never. Typically, we ignore the backend until a problem arises. But just like regular maintenance on a house, your website – and your […]

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How To Build A Perfect Blog Post

I’m a formula person. Creating a standardized process that takes the speculation and confusion out of repetitive tasks works well for me. I also apply this theory to writing blog posts. Why? Because I’ve found if I build every post according to a sensible, pre-established format based on best practices, it cuts down on writing […]

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Guest Posting & Hosting Guest Bloggers: Strategy Or Time Suck?

Hosting guests on your blog – and guest posting on other blogs – is a great way to get your name out there in the blogosphere. But it works best if you create a plan and follow it. I’ll break down what I’ve heard and what I’ve done. Guest posting as a marketing strategy Sharing […]

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