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Do I Really Need an Author Blog if I’m on Facebook or Twitter?

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Presentation at the Whidbey Island Writers Conference 2012. …

Presentation at the Whidbey Island Writers Conference 2012.

Social networking sites are useful for talking about your work and engaging readers and potential readers. But if you make Facebook and Twitter your main author platform, you are giving up some control over your marketing message. You need a home base, a hub—a blog. Learn how to use a blog as a social media hub, improve your content and make your site more user-friendly.

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  • 1. Do I Really Need an Author Blog if I’m on Facebook or Twitter?bob dunn - WordPress trainer, coach & blogger
  • 2. digital real estate
  • 3. your huba self-hosted WordPress site
  • 4. your blog (or website) as a social media hub
  • 5. drive peopleto yourblog usingsocial media
  • 6. tweetsask a question that makes your reader curiousDo women give more to charity than men?use a little old-fashioned fearThese 5 writing mistakes will make you look stupid. Do youmake any of them?
  • 7. don’t justbroadcast
  • 8. answer questions... be helpful
  • 9. manual vs.automated
  • 10. commenting onother blogs
  • 11. connections
  • 12. sharing
  • 13. RSSmake it easy to sign up for your RSS feedcreate an email signup
  • 14. conversation
  • 15. the do’s and don’tsof getting morecomments
  • 16. do createengagingcontent
  • 17. don’twritecrap
  • 18. do ask aquestion ?
  • 19. don’t trick your readers
  • 20. do commenton other blogs
  • 21. don’t beg
  • 22. moderation
  • 23. 3 tipsto make your blog user-friendly
  • 24. navigation
  • 25. navigation
  • 26. readability white space short paragraphs bulletsheadings/subheading
  • 27. about pagestell people about yourself
  • 28. write an irresistible about pagewhat you doyour mission/blog’s purpose for beingan interesting, relevant bioa sense of your personality
  • 29. PHOTOS
  • 30. make it easy forpeople to contact you
  • 31. so in a nutshell connect, share and be social it’s not all one way, social is two-waydon’t just broadcast, create conversation make your WordPress site the hub!
  • 32. bob dunn - WordPress trainer, coach & blogger425.223.0022bobwp.combob@bobwp.comtwitter: @bobwp