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5 must-dos for guest bloggers and blog hosts #blogging #hacks #bloghacks #blogtips

Blogging for guests and hosts should be a mutually beneficial arrangement. Both parties have the same goal: to reach people. A guest author/blogger hopes someone else’s blog site will bring new eyes to his or her book or content, and … Continue reading

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My most popular writing blogs of 2016

I blog, therefore, I am. I like blogging. It’s me. As a kid, I kept a diary. I was “opinion editor” of my college newspaper. I wrote a weekly column when I worked as a newspaper reporter. I was born … Continue reading

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Trouble with computers: it’s not me, it’s THEM

For the record, I think computers and the internet are the best things to happen to the world since the invention of the printing press. Having a computer has made it possible for me to be an author. If I … Continue reading

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Is blogging dying? Say it ain’t so, Joe!

Is blogging dying out? Are people deserting their blogs for Instagram? For Facebook? In updating my blogroll and scheduling a blog tour f I discovered a lot of inactive blogs. Some blogsI I visited had been removed, others hadn’t been updated … Continue reading

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The big reveal: my redesigned website!

Ta da! My website has been given a makeover. It has a new banner and a new tagline: Romance that’s nice…and naughty. Sweet ‘n Spicy, who has designed many of my book covers, created the new look. The resdesign represents a … Continue reading

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For authors: 10 tips to get the most out of your ‘snippet hop’

A“snippet hop,” is an online event in which authors present short (6-10 sentences) excerpts from their books and visitors go from one blog to the next to read and comment.  I estimate I have visited thousands of snippet blog posts … Continue reading

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Celebration! My 1000th blog. Prize winner announced!

April 16, 2010 I published my first blog on WordPress.com. Today–four years, eight months later–I’m self-hosted on GoDaddy.com, and I publish my 1000th blog. As promised, it’s time to announce the winner of the $10 Amazon gift card (that’s 1000 … Continue reading

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How to resize (scale) a photo in WordPress

When inserting a photo into a blog, WordPress gives the option of thumbnail, medium, or full size. The problem is that medium often appears too small while full size is punch-you-in-the-face large. Recently I discovered that I can scale a photo, adjust … Continue reading

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Enter to win Spanking Bottom Red Wine at #RT14

“Fun, adventurous, provocative or serious…’to each their own’ we say,’” says Spanking Bottom Red Wine. I say it’s a pert, drinkable wine that warms the palate. It’s comes across as a bold and robust at first, but after proper breathing, … Continue reading

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What writing and getting published is really like…

The insanity starts innocuously with an idea, a thought of ‘what if’ or a snippet of a scene, or an imaginary person, or a place real or fictitious. It refuses to go away and knocks around in your head demanding … Continue reading

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