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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Your Blog as a Platform

As an author a platform may be the most important skill you hone. However, what if you are not a good public speaker? What if you get ill at the thought of facing a live audience? What if you decide it isn't worth it, no book is worth it and you'll just chuck the whole idea?

Well, I have good news... in a Nutshell. Of course.

Your blog can be and should be the basis of your platform. You can use your blog to:
  • Be real.
  • Entertain.
  • Share your passion.
  • Share your pains and failures.
  • Share exciting news or other blogs.

You can also use your blog to highlight a product or service, such as your latest book.

  • What a blog is not:
  • Always to be used for selling.
  • Be stuffy, unoriginal or steal content from others.
  • Be self-important or narcissistic
  • Ugly

Which brings me to another point of this article. Your blog should be a reflection of you. It should shine. It should sing... looookkk attt meee....

Don't look at mine and say, well hers is pretty lackluster! I can preach it and teach it, however it doesn't always mean I'm going to do it. In fact I do plan a facelift in the not so distant future but I also wanted to share with you a timely prize offered by my webmaster. Carrie has worked with me for the past year, and moved my gigantic, unorganized website (through no fault of my previous webmaster, she tried to reign me in) and made my new website shine! []

Carrie and her husband own IEW Webdesign and they are offering a free LIFETIME hosting and blog creation. And, she is an expert. She created another blog for me here:   She also hosts an amazing giveaways website. If you are interested in winning this amazing prize here is the link: Link to a FREE Wordpress Premium Template and hosting package

I would say, "I hope you win," however I've also entered the contest... so, let's just say, "To the person who needs the MOST help, let the winner be"... and Lord, you *know* I really want to win!

1 comment:

  1. When it comes to web design and blog design, I've always found simplicity to be the best guide.