You’re in luck! This month’s installment of our Links Roundup includes great tips on blogging, social media, and fonts. Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best tools possible to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for all the world to read.
Why Blogs Are the Future for 2014 and How to Prepare Your Blog for the New Year via Blogworld — 2014 is going to be a banner year for blogs! In this article from Blogworld, Shanna Mallon explains why you should be jumping on the blogging bandwagon and how to get the most out of your posts.
The Art of Combining Fonts via Just Multimedia — So many fonts—so little time! It can be daunting to choose the right fonts to use for your entire author website. Charlotte Katelyn provides a helpful guide for choosing appropriate font combinations.
Which Blogging Platform Should Authors Use For Their Websites? via Diana Urban — Blogging is a great promotional tool for writers: When you consistently write new content, your readers can learn about the person behind the work. But once you’ve decided to write a blog, how do you know where to start? Which is the best platform to use? Diana Urban analyzes the different blogging platforms available to help you select the one that’s best for you!
Why Every Author Should Join Goodreads via Inland Northwest Christian Writers — A subsidiary of Amazon, Goodreads is a social networking site where members can write reviews of the books they’ve read. We’ve already discussed the benefits of the Goodreads Author Program, but Sarah Holman explains why Goodreads is an excellent way for authors to connect with their readers. Even if you’ve had your fill of social media networks, find out why Goodreads is a necessity for any author. And, while you’re at it, check out the Writer’s Relief Goodreads page!
4 tips for avoiding a social media crisis via Ragan — We’ve all heard about unfortunate social media blunders that wind up making the five o’clock news. Some people may think any publicity is good publicity, but a social media fiasco should be avoided at all costs. While Amy Neeley’s article discusses how businesses can avoid an online crisis, it really is a good lesson that all writers should learn.
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