Category Archives: Blogging

How to Build (and not Build) an Author Site

When I released my first book four years ago, I wasn’t convinced I needed an author site. After all, an Amazon Author Page includes most of the basic elements needed to establish a web presence, and it’s free to boot. … Continue reading

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Something New from WordPress: 2014 in review

I don’t recall getting a report like this last year, but it’s a nice extra from the good folks at WordPress. It gives a summary of a variety of helpful metrics for your site for 2014 (most popular post, most … Continue reading

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More on Google’s Search Algorithm (what’s going on here?)

A week ago I wrote a piece here called Google Search Winners and Losers (and what does it mean for you?) The primary point I was making was that seeking to play SEO games (search engine optimization) with an author … Continue reading

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Blog Branding Blues: Can a Blog Divided Against Itself Long Stand?

Yes, I have another blog (you can find it here), and that blog came first. If you go there now, you’ll find the following entry, but remember when you read it that “here” is there and “there” is here, and … Continue reading

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Liven up Your Web Pages with Public Domain Graphics

Sub-blogged below is a great list of image Web sites – new and old photographs, paintings, drawings, film and more (most are free), courtesy of the anonymous author of the Tracking the Words blog. Many thanks to Catana, and his … Continue reading

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