Recently a writer complained that she hated blogging. She said that her blog was a waste of time, etc. If you feel the same way, here are the two blogging tips I gave her.
By the way — please don’t feel guilty if you decide to skip blogging completely. It’s a marvelous tool, but it may not be for you.
1. Forget content: look on your blog as a promotions and sales tool ONLY
Blogging can be demanding if you feel that you need to create a certain number of posts a week, or a month. You don’t. It’s up to you how often you blog.
It’s also up to you what you blog about. We looked at turning words into cash here. If you’re not making money directly from your blog — you’re using a blog to promote your writing services, or sell ebooks — that’s fine.
Use your blog ONLY for marketing. There’s no law that says you need to use your blog as an online journal, or whatever. Blog whenever you add a new writing service, or publish a new ebook.
Speaking of which…
2. (Authors) Blog your books: show up on Author Central
Amazon provides authors with a fantastic tool in Author Central.
After you create your Author Page, you can add your blog’s feed to your page. Amazon says:
“When you add a blog feed, you are linking to a blog you’ve created elsewhere. Whenever you update your blog, the blog teasers that appear on the Author Page on Amazon.com update automatically, within 24 hours of being posted on your blog.”
If you’ve got a Twitter account, you can also add your Twitter feed to your Author Page. Once you’ve added your blog’s feed to your Author Page, blog only when you’ve got something to say about your ebooks.
So there we have it. Two blogging tips for writers who hate blogging.
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