The Facebook Boosted Post

You know how it is: you post something onto your Facebook Page, and no one sees it. It's not like no one cares, its that your post is not showing up in their Facebook News Feed. It makes you want to do a frowny face 😦 ! Facebook obviously became really all about the money …

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Getting More Followers on Twitter: My Observations

Referring to my debut post on this blog, I had 268 followers on Twitter at the beginning of 2016. I am now up to 333 followers as of May 9, 2016 (I am following 320, FYI). And I have not done any post boosts or advertising on Twitter as of today. I actually meant to …

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How Google AMP Could Affect Authors

I took a little break from the social media explorations, and recently returned to work, so it was back to the podcasts again. I decided to give a listen to the Social Media Marketing podcast and the most recent episode was a real eye opener! It is an often tense discussion about the AMP initiative and …

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A Writing Book I Recommend: Take Off Your Pants!

This book had been recommended countless times to me, and until now, I hadn't gotten around to reading it. However, yesterday was destined to be a terrible writing day for me, because I woke up with one of those weather related headaches that linger all day. Once evening came, I was feeling a little better, …

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My Deep Dive of My Author Website: End of Week 1

Well, in last week's post, I spoke about what I wanted to do to revamp my author website, which was put up in sort of a rush last September. All I have to say so far is this: so much for this project taking only a week! Where I thought I would be remodeling, I'm …

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The First Place to Begin the Deep Dive: My Author Website!

After a lot of deliberation about where to begin this mission to bring more awareness of my author brand, I decided it has to start at the one place that all the social media is supposed to point to: my author website. Here's what a visitor sees when they first go to the site, as …

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What Skillz I Bring to the Table

Now I think it's time to discuss my unique skill set that I bring to this endeavor. The first skill is, naturally, the writing skill. I've been writing a long time, starting while I was still in middle school. Before that, I liked to make up stories and draw, but while I was in seventh …

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Using Scrivener for Windows and Sigil to Create an EPUB: The 3 Main Ingredients

I've been wanting to do a tutorial like this for a long time. Anyone who may have downloaded my most recently reformatted eBooks or Kindle books surely must have noticed the difference between how they used to look and how they look now. The difference was in what programs I used to write and format …

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I’m Quickly Becoming a Canva Addict!

Seriously! They are very reasonably priced (heck, a lot of what they offer is free), easy to use, and I barely have to think about it. This blog graphic took me less than 5 minutes, start to finish. Canva has become one of the sites I go to if I'm needing something fast and not …

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My First Foray Into Facebook Ads

Over the past couple of days I experimented with some Facebook ads. If you're an indie author or publisher and you haven't been under a rock, you might have heard that some indie authors have been building up their mailing lists and selling boxed sets with Facebook ads. There have been claims that Facebook ads …

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