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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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Why Do We Blog?

If you’re a blogger, chances are you’ve asked yourself that in a weak moment. Blogging has its challenges at all stages: In the beginning, we don’t know what to write about and don’t see a lot of return on our investment. Later, we’ve run out of topics ideas and may be disillusioned about all the […]

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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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How to Set Up a FREE WordPress Blog

Since my last two posts, How to Blog, Part 1: Here’s the Plan and How to Blog, Part 2: Attract More Readers With SEO, I’ve gotten requests to write about setting up a free blog. And here you go! The step-by-step below is the process to set up a free blog on WordPress. FIRST: Come up […]

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How to Blog, Part 2: Attract More Readers With SEO!

by Jodi Aman SEO is an acronym for “search engine optimization.” The phrase refers to how high a web page ranks in search engine results for certain keywords or phrases. Great SEO puts you in the “cool clique.” It means that Google, Yahoo, and Bing notice your blog. And when the search engines like your […]

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How to Blog, Part 1: Here’s the Plan

I had no idea how to blog when I started. Why did I go to the trouble? Because I read blogging was something authors should do. Just so you know, I’m a dedicated pantser. My MO is to jump off the cliff and figure it out on the way down. On the other hand, when […]

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