I’d like to share 12 blogging tips for authors, because blogging was one of the smartest and best things I ever did for my business as a book coach and author. In this post you’ll learn the why, how, what, when and more, in order to grow your community and write a book your readers will want to buy and share with others.
Boost Your Book with a Blog
Blogging has the potential to be the star of your book marketing plan. For community building, blogging is one of the most effective tools you can employ to create content and attract readers. And that content will give search engines even more reasons to send visitors to your site.
Just as important, though, blogging will help you write a better book (stay with me another minute and I’ll share how).
Those new to blogging often ask me where to start, what blogging platform to use, how to get people to your blog, how to blog effectively and how to use your blog to better serve your readers.
These 12 blogging tips for authors will guide you to writing the best content for your readers, grow your community and make the most of your blog, as an author or author-in-the-making.
These blogging tips for authors should be enough to get you started and blogging strong! Feel free to add your own tips below as a comment, or ask questions on blogging. Oh, and here’s one more–give people a way to subscribe. I do it through a newsletter but you can also use RSS (Really Simple Syndication) or other ways to let readers subscribe.
Happy Surprises From Blogging
After I first drafted this post, I received an email from a doctor who had attended the publishing workshop I led during Harvard Medical School’s CME course for women in healthcare leadership three or four years ago.
She reminded me that I’d told her that her book idea seemed both worthy and marketable.
She told me that, since then, my blog helped guide her in writing her book proposal. After each rejection from a publisher, she recalled my supportive words and regained her hope. Eventually, she found the publisher who believed in the book as much as she did–an impressive publisher, too! The book hits bookstores this October!
You can imagine my excitement to discover that, for four years, my blog and my one-time comment had sustained this writer in her search for a publisher. When we put our words out in the world, week after week, as one does with a blog, we often don’t even realize the impact we may have. Yet, that impact may be the greatest gift of all in blogging. We make a difference for people, in the same way that our mentors and teachers make a difference for us.
What do you hope to get out of blogging? Or, if you already blog, what insights, tips and benefits can you share as a comment below?
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