Tag Archives: how to have a blog

E-Reading Escalates

Chances are good that you’ve already got an e-reader. Maybe a Kindle, a Nook, an iPad or another tablet or smart phone. Do you read books on it? If you do, you’ve probably got more reading material than you even anticipated you’d have when you first downloaded a title. There are a lot of people […]

One Time At A Party . . .

“I once thought I should write a book about it,” Sarah said. My ears perked up in the midst of our New Year’s game of spades out at a central Texas ranch. “But I just never got around to it. It probably would have just been for me if I had,” she continued. “What did […]

Why Would Anyone Want to Buy a Poetry CD?

The offer by a friend to record at his studio had haunted me for a year since the 2000 Hope Arts Festival, even though I had immediately dismissed it as lunacy. Finding ways to dismiss my work as something unimportant came easy to me, despite the continual suggestions of others to let the public see […]

Why Blogging Your Book Works

While giving a non-fiction writers class with Mike Drew, we trained authors to create their books in a series of blog entries. A student in the course posed some interesting questions: Why blog your book? Why try to write to various personality types in your blog? What’s the benefit? I think I have a voice […]

New Year on the Horizon, Make A New Commitment

So you have made the commitment.  You are at your machine, blog editor open.  Holiday music is humming in distance. You are ready to begin the task of getting good at communicating with your customers on your blog.  But all you see is a blank screen taunting you. Here are a few steps to get […]

A Blogging Process to Meet Your Audience Needs…What Covey Didn’t Do

Sometimes I just want the A-Z of what’s involved to do a great job. That’s what I love about Stephen Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, because it’s so step by step. Isn’t there something about how the models and frameworks take care of all the loopholes, details, and considerations? So thorough […]

How to Master Arts Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age

The world of the arts has grown, but the world of arts entrepreneurship? Money is always a problem for artists – and funding is hard to come by. And after money, what’s next? Getting known. But there is a way. Today, artists can make a living, make themselves known, make art in this digital environment. […]

Ouch, My Ears Hurt! Going to Keep Them Covered!

I got my ears pulled again, and yesterday’s post was not posted.  Yikes, sticking to the topic at hand isn’t easy. A few months ago, when I was asked if I would “help” out, I didn’t realize what was involved. Then when I started driving down on Mondays and staying for the week, I soon […]

Can I Blog for Success?​

Why blog if I am not going to be noticed? There are many successful internet businesses that have used the same information. Some have refined the information that was available online. http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Succeed-in-Blogging-For-Profits&id=3931760. One such website is www.drivingtraffic.com. It is crucial that I have a lot of traffic going to my site.  No reason to try and re-invent the […]

So you’re blogging…now what?

To blog or not to blog. When to blog and what to blog.  The subject materials for blogging are endless – absolutely endless. So how do you decide what you want to blog about? Well, if you’re anything like me, you’ve started umpteen different blog posts but haven’t finished a single one – service, authenticity, […]