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How To Open Widget Images In A New Window

Alas, as I mentioned in a recent post, WordPress does not provide a simple, direct option for a website to open a sidebar widget graphic/image in a new browser window. Why should you care? Well, if you are a blogger and/or a self-published author displaying book covers on your website with links to your Amazon sale […]

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Blog It! The Author’s Guide To Building A Successful Online Brand

I had no idea what I was doing when I started my original, free WordPress blog in March 2011, at the beginning of my journey into self-publishing. One important thing I did know: I had a full-time day job and had to keep my “side-blog” from overwhelming my life. Why did I take on the […]

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Ten Hot E-Newsletter Tips For Authors & Bloggers

A well-designed and written electronic newsletter is an effective, inexpensive way to maintain close contact with blog subscribers. Other than your time, it’s cheap or free to produce and distribute, and a powerful tool to add value, showcase your books and your blog, enhance your credibility and keep your name in the minds of your […]

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Author Promotion: Blog Tours, Hops & Sharing Contests

Donna Brown is smart, accomplished, well-known and well-respected in the blogging and book publicist community. I’m fortunate to be working with her on a project, and I begged her to explain the difference between hops and tours so I wouldn’t look like a dummy. Here’s what she told me: I’ve been asked more than once […]

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How To Increase Blog Traffic And Gain Subscribers, Part 2

Although last week I whined about how hard I’ve worked to build my blog, I really wanted to demonstrate that interesting articles and regular posting – even a single post a week – can get results. So if you’re like me and you just don’t have time to churn out three quality blog posts a […]

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Blog Image Sources That Won’t Get You Sued!

All original works have a copyright the minute an individual creates the work, and this ownership does not require an official registration to be recognized. Copyright applies to all mediums, including print and digital, and protects the interests of the originator by preventing others from using their work without permission. Material posted on the Internet […]

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