Writing for Profit or Pleasure: Where (and how) to Publish

  Why publish? You have a desire to write; to make your thoughts and inspirations known to others. Perhaps you are knowledgeable and wish to share your expertise with others, passing what you know to another generation.  Maybe you are creative and enjoy entertaining others with stories of fiction.  Or perhaps you are insightful and […]

Speak Up, Stand Out, Build Your Audience

Original Pub Date: January 2, 2012: Webupon.com Many of the expert book marketing folks have touted the benefits to authors of running a blog.  On a blog you can offer excerpts from your book, talk about your characters, offer insights into your life and personality, even plug your books, all with the intent of piquing […]

SEO for Blogs, Love It, Hate It, Use It.

I’ve been writing professionally, at least part time, for a very long time: around 3 decades.  More recently I started blogging.  Needless to say, I’ve been writing longer than I’ve been blogging.  In fact I’ve been writing longer than blogs have existed.  Therefore I learned to write according to the old school conventions, which placed […]

Boosting Your Blog’s SEO in WordPress

I’ve never cared much for all the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) machinations that many of the top bloggers say everyone must do to become really popular.  So I’m not going to talk about those.  There are some basic things that we should all do to grab a reasonable amount of search engine spider attention.  And […]