.Goal 9: See if I can actually make money from writing my blog…even though I’m still gonna write regardless…Check into blog networks, ad networks, affiliate links, sponsored posts, and sidebar ads…and hope and pray.
Starting a successful business such as a bed and breakfast and a new venture such as a blog is the one time when we could definitely use a business coach or consultant to walk beside us every step of the way.
You must be willing to Invest in yourself and your blog, business, personal brand and stay on top of new trends.
One of the best ways to do this is to read blogs and books about the topic at hand.
The purpose of this post is simply to keep a list of the blogs and books that I have found related to blogging and writing tips…that I can refer back to later…
1. 750 Words… The primary goal of this website is to get writers into the daily habit of writing.every day.This site gives writers the opportunity to write Morning Pages, three pages of writing done every day about anything and everything that pops into mind. ..a concept that originated with the book The Artist’s Way, first published in…Writing Morning Pages helps clear your mind and gets the ideas flowing for the rest of the day. According to the website, the standard accepted number of words per page is 250 words…making three pages about 750 words.
2. Advice to Writers…One of the first steps in carrying out a business plan is learning the skills and tasks needed to carry out your business goals.In the case of blogging, the primary skill that most of us need to learn more about is writing…after all, who wants to take the time to read a poorly written blog.There are many resources that will help you improve your writing skills and become a better blogger…This post will highlight several such websites…
3. The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) was founded in 1967 as a nonprofit organization created to advance the art of writing as essential to a good education, encourage and advocate for new writing programs, and provide publishing opportunities for young writers.Their website includes an extensive database of literary programs, grants, awards, contests, publication opportunities, and conferences throughout North America.
4. The Authors’ Nook is a blog written by Ben Schmitt—a blogger, copywriter, and screenwriter—that offers great writing advice with a dose of humour.
5. Backspace is an online writers organization with over 1,800 members, including several dozen New York Times bestselling authors,cthat seeks to help writers help other writers through discussion forums, an online guest speaker program, question and answer sessions, articles from publishing experts, and actual conferences and events. Backspace was included in Writer’s Digest Magazine’s ‘101 Best Websites for Writers’ list from 2005 to 2012.
6. The Blog Starter is a website run by Scott Chow that shares hisword count at all times, lets you know when you’ve passed the 750 mar, awards points based on your writing, allows you to compare your points with the other 300,000-plus members, and gives you an analysis of the feelings, themes, and mindset of your words each day.
7. The Book Designer…This hugely popular book blog, written by Joel Friedlander—who’s worked in the publishing and design industries—strives to help people get their story out there. The Book Designer features more than 1,550 articles on everything from writing and editing to publishing and marketing your work, all from the perspectives of people who are actually in the book industry.
8. The Crafty Writer offers a free online, self-paced creative writing course that consists of eight sessions… Releasing your Creativity… How to write a short story…Writing from a point of view (POV)…Bringing your writing to life…Writing characters…Writing dialogue…Poetry: how to write poems…Markets, competitions and opportunities
9. Daily Writing Tips delivers a daily article to your inbox or RSS reader…about topics including grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage, and vocabulary..
10. Grammarly is an online grammar and spelling checker that helps users find and correct writing mistakes. Grammarly provides expert help and instant feedback on the accuracy, impact, and credibility of text that you copy and paste into their online text editor. After checking for more than 250 types of spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors, Grammarly flags these errors, suggests corrections, and explains the reasoning behind each correction.The Grammarly website also offers…Access to the Grammarly Facebook community and Twitter accountsGrammarly Answers, an online community for writers to ask and answer questions on English writing
11. Helping Writers Become Authors…Helping Writers Become Authors is written for writers by a published writer, and it focuses on author mentorship. K.M. Weiland is the author of several best-selling writing books and novels. She strives to share her knowledge with aspiring authors by providing thoughtful articles on all aspects of developing a story.
12. Jane Friedman...Jane Friedman has years of experience in the book industry and is a professor at the University of Virginia, where she teaches publishing. Her website’s blog provides great articles and resources for any author wanting to get published, traditionally or independently. With a large following, she provides her readers with advice, industry news, how-to articles, and inspirational pieces for writers at all stages of the publishing process.
13. The New Yorker: Page-Turner...Page-Turner is The New Yorker’s book blog, dedicated to discussions about everything from the publishing industry to writers’ culture. Articles on Page-Turner are thought-provoking, opinionated, and inspiring, with a focus on creativity and authenticity in regards to writing and authorship.
14. The Write Practice...The one-stop shop for writer resources, The Write Practice enjoys a huge readership, and for good reason. This blog is serious about providing writers at all skill levels with tutorials, resources, and articles designed to hone your writing and find your voice. It doesn’t matter what type of material or in what format you prefer to write; the information on this blog has you covered
1. 100 Shareable Blog Post Ideas (Easy to Write, Easy to Share) …The Digital Writer and Jonathan Wondrusch
2. 5 Minutes a Day Guide to BLOGGING: How To Create, Promote & Market a Successful Money Generating Blog ––Penny King
3. Becoming The Perfect Networker... Succeeding One Connection at a Time— Ken Rochon and Tara Hannon
4. Breakthrough: The Complete Guide to Growing Your Platform & Blogging Your Way to a Full-Time Income— Adeline Ganley
5. Blog To Book: An expert guide to building your blog business and income through ebooks and paperbacksAuthor—P.R. Newton
6. Blogging: A Practical Guide to Plan Your Blog: Start Your Profitable Home-Based Business with a Successful Blog—Dale Reardon and Jo Reardon
7. Blogging For Dummies—– Amy Lupold Bair
8. Blog, Inc.: Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community—Joy Deangdeelert Cho
9. How To Start A Profitable Blog: A Guide To Create Content That Rocks, Build Traffic, And Turn Your Blogging Passion Into Profit—David Lim
10. The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users—Guy Kawasaki and Peg Fitzpatrick
11. The Blog Post Tool Kit-–Gina Luker
12. How to Write 37 Different Types of Blog Posts—Sarah Arrow
Be content with the stage of blogging that you are in…if your niche is truly your niche…and your content is truly your passion…be persistent…