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Notes from the Internet Presence for Writers Panel

This is from the panel on Internet Presence for Writers from Norwescon a few weeks ago. Participants were K.G Anderson, K. Tempest Bradford (moderator), Chimedum Ohaegbu, and myself. Panel description: We’ve all heard the warnings, “Be careful what you put … Continue reading

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For Writers: 5 Quick Ways to Increase Your Blog’s Discoverability

Writers get told they must blog, but not a lot of advice about it. I’ve talked about this more than once, most notably in Do Writers Need to Blog? No. and How to Blog Without Really Trying But Still Managing Not to Be Half-Assed About It but another thing to think about beyond the content you’re producing is whether or not your readers are finding it.

If you have a blog, take a moment and type your name into a search engine. If your blog doesn’t appear on the first page of results, you have a problem. The further down the page it is, the harder it is for a reader to find it. Type ‘Cat Rambo’ in and you should see this blog on the top of the list, along with other links that go to me rather than that taxi driver with a cat named Rambo who drives around with his cat in the backseat or the Cat Rambo featured in an article about underwater pumpkin carving.

So — if you’re not on that first page –how do you remedy that? Here’s five ways to make your blog more effective by making it more discoverable when people come looking for you.
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Your Online Presence: Is It Fun At Parties?

I’ve updated my book, Creating an Online Presence, and it’s part of this Storybundle of writing books. Since the Internet moves at the speed of pixels, I had a lot of work to do with the update, and it included adding a few essays. Here’s one of those additions, talking about how you present yourself online.
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For Writers: How to Blog Without Really Trying But Still Managing Not to Be Half-Assed About It

I’m teaching my Creating an Online Presence Class this weekend and also going through a madcap rush to update the accompanying book. The class and book are aimed at helping people tame the bewildering timesink of social media, website, pocasts, … Continue reading

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