Building a Better Blog in 10 Steps

Every blogger want to know what they can do to improve their blog, generate more traffic, and engage readers.  While some people think that having an interactive blog with tons of followers and fans is an impossible feat, the journey towards improving your blog an actually be turned into a simple step by step process. As it turns out, the journey towards a better blog … Continue reading Building a Better Blog in 10 Steps

How to Write A Mission Statement for Your Blog

I have been talking a lot about mission statements in my posts and how it is important for you to have one for your blog.  While, many of you may be familiar with mission statements at college, work, or nonprofits, mission statements for blogs look a little bit different. While blog mission statements are fairly simple to construct, they convey a meaning for you and … Continue reading How to Write A Mission Statement for Your Blog

5 Thoughts Your Publisher Has When Reading Your Manuscript

We hear a lot about what WE should try to do when working towards publishing a book.  The steps are laid out for us, and although each one is lengthy in completion, we can generally figure out some type of process towards the progress we want. However, do you ever wonder what’s going on inside the publisher’s head?  What are they thinking and looking for?  … Continue reading 5 Thoughts Your Publisher Has When Reading Your Manuscript

The Basics of Building a Writing Platform

In nearly every blogging, writing, or publishing how-to list, advice post, or article, you will hear the words “writing platform.”  For people who know exactly what this is and exactly how to build one, this is not something stressful.  However, the mount of people who know absolutely everything about building a writing platform and are completely confident in themselves is very slim. The good news … Continue reading The Basics of Building a Writing Platform

What Social Media Platform is Right for My Writing?

In today’s world, every aspiring writer needs to work with social media.  Whether it be perfecting their WordPress blog, advertising their latest posts to Facebook and Twitter, or struggling to understand the complication that is Instagram Ads, (I’m still working on this one….) writers must learn how to use these platforms and they must also decide which ones can be most useful to them and … Continue reading What Social Media Platform is Right for My Writing?

Writing Tips #2: Technical

This thread is an experimental series, an accumulation of pointers and ideas from the perspective of an amateur writer. Naturally, take them as you will, but I’ve found them to work well for me. If anything, they serve as a public listing of thoughts and techniques. This section highlights some technical tips. Any suggestions or feedback is appreciated. via Writing tips #2: Technical     Continue reading Writing Tips #2: Technical

The Nine Newbies of WordPress

Once upon a time I was a little blogging newbie who started a blog on WordPress with no clue what she was doing. I didn’t even know there was a WordPress Reader. I still remember the first time I clicked the READER button. I was like, what the hell is this?? Incredibly, I somehow made it to […] via The Nine Newbies of WordPress — Milly … Continue reading The Nine Newbies of WordPress