Building Your Author Platform — Links Roundup, Week of 8/13

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Writers, are you ready for this week’s super-awesome links roundup?

Your author website is truly the foundation of your online platform. Once you have the basics in place, it’s time to solidify your brand and create content that will have readers coming back for more!

Here are some great pointers from around the Web:

Demonstrate Your Author Brand With A Professional Headshot via The Creative Penn – Now is not the time to get camera shy! One of the most impactful things you can put on your author website is a headshot that gives readers a clear impression of what you’re all about. This article covers how to choose the best headshot for your brand.

Hey Writer! What’s Your Brand? via T­­he Huffington Post – Speaking of which, what is the deal with brands anyway? Holly Robinson explores the ins and outs of defining yourself as a writer—including whether you have to label yourself at all!

How to Get More Traffic to Your Blog and Keep It There via Jeff Goins, Writer – The title says it all! There is a wrong way to go about blogging. In this article, Jeff Goins gets to the heart of the matter and shares 23 simple tips for getting more traffic to your blog.

7 Tips for Driving Targeted Traffic With Twitter via Social Media Examiner – We’re huge fans of Twitter, not just for its sense of community, but also for its ability to be used as a powerful promotion tool. Here are some useful tips that will turn your fellow tweeps into site visitors.

9 Clever Writing Tricks to Supercharge Your Blog Posts via Men With Pens – A nice-looking website is great, but one with a dynamic blog is even better! You’ve already got the writing chops, so you might as well put them to work on your blog. It’s not as hard or scary as you think!

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  1. Stu

    You guys are a plethora of knowledge! Keep ’em coming!


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