Welcome to our May Links Roundup! This month, we’re bringing you tips on fighting blogger’s burnout; the light and dark side of tidying up; how to use social media to build an engaged community; and more! Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, Web Design Relief wants to give you the best possible tools to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for the world to read.
Nine Ways to Stay Inspired and Avoid Blogger Burnout – via ProBlogger – Darren Rowse discusses blogger burnout and why it happens to even the best of bloggers. Featuring nine ways to stay fresh and inspired when blogging!
Changes to Amazon Advertising: What Authors Need to Know – via Jane Friedman – Dave Chesson reviews the recent changes to Amazon advertising and how they impact writers, both positively and negatively. If you have a book self-published through Amazon.com, this article is a must-read!
The Light and Dark of “Tidying Up” for Writers – via Copyblogger – Stefanie Flaxman reveals the good points and the not-so-good points about “tidying up”—especially how it pertains to writers. For more tips on how a writer can stay organized, check out our article about how you can “Marie Kondo” your writing life.
How to Write Fresh Blog Content After Years on the Job – via Blog Herald – Sometimes, it can be difficult to write fresh content if you’ve been blogging for a long time. By following these tips, bloggers suffering from writer’s block will be able to create new, engaging content for their readers.
5 Ways To Build An Engaged Community On Social Media – via BloggingWizard – Social media is more than updating your followers about your writing. It’s also about building a community. Kas Szatylowicz gives writers five tips for building an engaged community on social media.