Sometimes less is more. Over the months I have spent time publishing to both Medium and my website, growing a good following. Although I am pleased with this progress, I have been completely ignoring my novel. I was told off by my partner this week, who said I should be concentrating more on what I wanted to do and less on blogging. Although, none of us like being told we are wrong, she has a point.
Search Engine Optimisation is the steps you go to in making your site more attractive to search engines. When I started blogging it was a foreign language. Over the months I have researched ways to improve my Search Engine Optimisation (SEO). I have slowly started to advance up that ever slippery ladder. Most of the pages dedicated to improving SEO suggested you download plug-ins to your website. Easy enough except to use plug-ins you have to have a business site at £18 a month.
Recently when looking through my posts I realised how much I mention Medium. I wrongfully presume that everyone has heard of this amazing platform. However, in some cases, this might not be true. So allow me to introduce you to the wonder of Medium.
Effective editing can be the difference between success and failure. Mistakes are the biggest reasons that readers do not re-visiting content from writers. All of us enjoy the feeling of finally completing the first draft. However now is when the real work starts. Turning the rough draft into a polished article. 5 Steps to Effective Editing.......
I have been writing seriously for six months. I learn something new every day and I love it. Blogs are a place to read as well as write. It is like strawberries and ice cream you can’t have one without the other. Over the months I have moulded my techniques for my personal needs. With this advice, you can start to mould your writing to suit your routine and life. With these simple techniques, you will make your follower count sore.
Many authors say email lists are essential to promote their writing, I disagree. There was a large number of writers on Medium, promoting the use of email subscriptions. I tried to start two separate email subscription lists and failed both times. I say failed I got 5 subscribers. I devoured all the posts on how … Continue reading Why I Build a Writing Community Not an Email List
I love writing twisted tales. As I look back on my writing I notice the common theme throughout my short stories is a twist at the end. Where did this love for twisted tales come from? First from Roald Dahl’s adult collection of short stories. I loved reading his Tales of the Unexpected. One that … Continue reading My Inspiration Today, Comes From My Haunted Childhood.