Tag Archives: blogging

GDPR And Authors: What You Need To Know

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
I’ve received quite a few inquiries regarding the new European Union privacy legislation known as GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). GDPR comes into effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation initially impacts European Union member countries and aims to protect people from companies selling personal data. To do this, it regulates the use…

Everything You Need To Know About Blogging

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
WebsiteBuilder recently published an amazingly detailed infographic called The State of Blogging Industry & The Ultimate Beginners Guide on How to Create a Blog. They kindly allowed me to share with you, so here it is!

How to open a link in a new Window – and why you should #Blogging

We all want people to read our posts, don’t we? Why else would we devote so much time to blogging? So in amongst your material, you include helpful links to other articles. What you may not realise is that more often than not, once a reader clicks away from your page, they don’t come back. Particularly […]

#amwriting: manners and toxic professional relationships

Originally posted on Life in the Realm of Fantasy:
Working authors rely on the world of the internet. We must not only have our own website, but we must also have a Facebook page, a LinkedIn page, and a Goodreads page. In this electronic world, an icon or avatar is the pictorial representation of our alter ego…

How to Find a Wealth of Free Stock Photos

For all you authors and bloggers who, like me, spend way too much time sourcing free images, take a look at the review of this wonderful book… A review of a guide to free stock photos Source: How to Find a Wealth of Free Stock Photos

Social Media Sharing – via dgkayewriter.com #socialmedia #writers #bloggers #readers

Sharing on social media for mutual benefit I found this post by fellow author and friend, D G Kaye, and I wish I’d done it myself first!  Anyway, as I didn’t here it is: SHOUT OUTS and SHARING I’ve been thinking about the share buttons on our blogs. When I first started blogging I wasn’t aware of the importance of these […]

Carnival of the Indies

I’m thrilled that my blog post ‘Who Is Your Ideal Reader’ has been included in Joel Friedlander’s CARNIVAL OF THE INDIES monthly round up of ‘outstanding articles’. This is Issue #32, and is crammed with excellent posts about the Indie writing scene from the last month. If you haven’t yet done so, check it out at http://www.thebookdesigner.com/2013/05/self-publishing-carnival-of-the-indies-issue-32/

Goal setting for writers

I’ve noticed another skill that can be transferred from my ‘day job’ to writing: that of Goal setting. In my profession, training competition horses and riders, goal setting is hugely important, both to provide incentive and to benchmark success. As writers, we can do the same and reap the same benefits. Goal setting gives you purpose […]

Managing a part-time writing career

“Don’t give up the day job!” We’ve all heard it, and most of us need to abide by it. Unless we are lucky enough to get that big break (and I mean, big), few writers can earn a decent living by writing and doing nothing else. A couple of authors (past and present members) in the […]

5 Ways to Achieve Writing Self-Confidence

  I touched a little on confidence towards the end of my last post. It occurred to me then, that here was a cross-over between my writing life and my profession. For my day job, I am a sports professional: competition dressage rider and trainer to be precise. Take a look at my website if […]