One Word Photo Challenge – “SUN”

The creative Jennifer Nichole Wells topic this week is the sun! Many thanks to her for hosting this fun photo challenge that is weather related! To participate: Create a new post on your blog titled "One Word Photo Challenge: Sun" Include an image or images that you feel fit the theme Tag your post with … Continue reading One Word Photo Challenge – “SUN”

A Blogging Tip.

My sentiments exactly! Well said Ronovan!

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It’s time to take a step back. I notice a lot of people looking at wanting to know how to increase the number of people that follow them on a blog or on Twitter or some other social media outlet. Is that why you first created a blog? Or first chose THAT name for your Twitter Handle? Did you choose @psychochix666 hoping it would attract people to you? Your blog is called myrandomthoughtsaboutstuff. Very enthralling and makes me want to head right on over.

Ronovan Writes is not exactly a “come and meet me” blog title. It’s just what I do. But we all get caught up for a time in the numbers for a moment as people start following us and we see our numbers get close to a certain cool looking number. Then we go nuts.

For a time we begin writing anything we think will draw people…

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Mindful Monday – Writing With a Purpose

Welcome to Mindful Monday! I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to. Each week I try to self-discover new things about myself. Last week, I talked about mindfulness practices for children and was … Continue reading Mindful Monday – Writing With a Purpose

Indie Authors: How do you define success?

I think Mark says what most of are thinking! What does success mean to you?

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What does success mean for independent authors?

Robust sales? (this, of course, needs defined)

An eventual publishing contract?

A certain number of reviews on Amazon?

One great letter from a reader who enjoyed your book?

More sales this year than last?

A blog that has an increasing reach?

I’m starting to think that success for independent authors might be defined differently by every single independent author. I’m sure there are those authors who are waiting for the big day when a novel finally breaks through the noise and sells tens of thousands of copies. That would be one type of success – commercial success.

And perhaps that is the motivation of some authors – fame, money, a traditional publishing deal, a house at Cape Cod, summer vacations in Santorini, etc…

I’m not opposed to money and selling books. Actually, I wouldn’t mind selling some more and increasing my bank account…

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Blog Growth Hack: A Cheat Sheet for Getting More Followers

What great advice!

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Reblogging will increase your blog traffic. Reblogging accomplishes the same goal as guest posting but is much faster.

You know what to do, right?  You’ve heard it many times before.

If you want to get more eyes on your blog, you should guest post.

For years now, much has been written over the value of guest posting.  If you want to increase your visibility, guest posting is the answer.

This post is going to challenge the value of guest posting and explain a much quicker way to accomplish the same purpose to get more visibility to your content and increase your readership.

By the end of the post, you will receive an action plan for getting more followers right away.

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Motivation of the Indie Author

Just reading this gave me tons of motivation to stay on task! Thank you Charles!

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An interesting question was asked about indie authors and motivation.  Without a boss of any kind, we make our own deadlines that are about as flexible as an overcooked noodle. It gets even harder when the person is a full-time author.  So how does one stay on track as a solitary organism operation?  Cloning?  Train mice to do your bidding?  Extra wives/husbands?  Removing all feasible distractions from TV to ceiling fans to any length of string?  Let’s see some ideas.

  1. A blog can help by making public goals that are either weekly or monthly.  This creates a sense of accountability since you, hopefully, have people reading your blog.  They will know if you slack off or aren’t writing at all.  I would call this the ‘forging of guilt and shame’ path.  At least you try to avoid those two things.
  2. Make a personal deadline for things.  This…

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Meet ALIENORA TAYLOR, Author of “THE LYRE OF LOGRES”

Grab a cup of tea, or coffee, and come on in and grab a comfy seat. Today, I met up with Alienora Taylor, the author of "The Lyre of Logres." She has been quite busy organizing a book signing event in her local area to feature her newest releases on Amazon. Check it out and … Continue reading Meet ALIENORA TAYLOR, Author of “THE LYRE OF LOGRES”

The Trade-offs of Promotion

Help Mark Sasse by supporting his thunderclap AND by nominating him on Kindle Scout. Only takes a few clicks… no cost to you the reader. Thanks for supporting our authors! ❤

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As anyone familiar with this blog is aware, I’m in the middle of a campaign on Kindle Scout to, hopefully, get a publishing contract for my new novel.

One of my on-line book reviewers suggested that I start a Thunderclap campaign to help get the word out about my Kindle Scout campaign.

I looked into it and thought it would be a great idea. But then, as I started moving forward with both campaigns at once, it became obvious that the people I’m contacting began to see both as one and the same. Hmmm. What to do?

During the first 5 days of my Kindle Scout campaign, I pushed the promotional button hard, trying to get people to nominate me on my Kindle Scout page. It worked. I got a swell of early support that put the novel on the “Hot and Trending” track.

I was getting very little traction…

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One Word Photo Challenge – “Rain”

Jennifer Nichole Wells One Word Photo Challenge has reset for a new year! This year her challenge will feature weather related events. Check out her blog here to learn more. Jennifer says, "The challenges will still just be 1 word long, for you to interpret in any way you please. If you want to share … Continue reading One Word Photo Challenge – “Rain”

“Demons & Pearls,” by P. S. Bartlett is Ready to Board! Join the Crew Mates! Raise the Flag! FIRE!

Ahoy and welcome aboard the Hi-Ho Silver Threading! Arrgh Matey! Glad you could make it today to meet my friend and author, Peggy Bartlett. I managed to hold her hostage here for a bit, so that we could learn more about her new book, "Demons & Pearls," which was released on April 14, 2015! "Had … Continue reading “Demons & Pearls,” by P. S. Bartlett is Ready to Board! Join the Crew Mates! Raise the Flag! FIRE!