This blog by Cher’ley Grogg
How do people read online? Fast and Furious.
Fast and Furious #8. Do you remember number 1? It was a favorite in my family.
What not to to in a blog:
|“Think about yourself. Talk about yourself. Use “I” as often as possible. Mirror yourself continually in the opinion of others. Listen greedily to what people say about you. Expect to be appreciated. Be suspicious. Be jealous and envious. Be sensitive to slights. Never forgive a criticism. Trust nobody but yourself. Insist on consideration and respect. Demand agreement with your own views on everything. Sulk if people are not grateful to you for favors shown them. Never forget a service you have rendered. Shirk your duties if you can. Do as little as possible for others.”|
What are some things we want from a blog?
- What’s it about?
- Who wrote it?
- How much time will you spend reading it?
- Is it interesting?
- Is it relevant?
- Can you glance at it and get an idea of what it’s about?
- Are there links if you want to read more?
- Does the blogger make you feel comfortable?
- The blog is not about selling anything?
- Can you share this blog?
- Limit each paragraph to less than 5 sentences
- Make sentences shorter
- Strive for quality
So if you are promoting, go in the back door. Something like this:
In Stamp Out Murder Carolyn, James’ new-found love interest lives and works in a bed and breakfast with her Aunt Linda. The first antique he noticed (on page 10) was a Louis XV sofa that set in a large sitting room. James loves antiques. He got this love of antiques from his mother. There are many unusual originals scattered throughout the house and the town. In fact, much of the story centers around a beautiful antique brooch.
I promised Kathy Waller some links to free images. Make sure your images are totally free to use so as to not infringe on copy-writen material.
10. Pickup Image–
14. Life of Pix
16. Morgue File
Please add any other thoughts or links in the comments. Hope this was beneficial and fun. What do you think about blog writing?
If all else fails, use your own photos, if you have Google you probably have your own phone photos backed up in Google Drive, and you can even blog about the mounds of things you need to get done, like sorting clothes.
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“The Secret in Grandma’s Trunk” This is an especially good book for your Tween Children and Grandchildren
Boys Will Be Boys The Joys and Terrors of Raising Boys-An Anthology
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