Tag Archives: Social media

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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8 reasons why book promotions work and why they don’t…

Have you ever wondered why one author can have a big success promoting a book in a certain way but when you try, it doesn’t work?  There are many factors that can affect the success of a promotion campaign. Here … Continue reading

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What an angry rabbit teaches about ‘show-don’t-tell’…#writetip

Author Selenia Illyria shared this Tumbler post on Instagram: When I saw this, I laughed so hard I cried, and I “regranned” it. Then I analyzed why it was so funny. The individual who originally posted this informs us her … Continue reading

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Why be positive? Why I started daily #Motivation memes

Monday through Friday on Facebook, I post a daily “Motivation,” a positive, inspirational message. Many people have responded to it “positively,” and I get quite a few thank yous and shares. I’m happy when a message I’ve posted helps somebody, … 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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Positive thinking: my favorite motivational memes #Motivation, #MotivationMonday

For a few years, I’ve been collecting motivational, positive sayings that resonated with me. I’ve started sharing these on Facebook to bring some positive energy to social media. Each weekday, I post a new meme. I try to pick ones … 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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#SpankA2Z: Z is for Zenith, the pinnacle of blogging

This is day 26, the last day of the 2nd Annual Spanking A to Z blog challenge. This month spanking fiction authors have been blogging to a different letter of the alphabet, beginning with A and ending with Z.  Z is for Zenith … 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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