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More blogging tips

Dark days in publishing.  Must be the return of Voldemort …

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Here are some basic blogging tips, courtesy of Copyblogger: the Ultimate Blogger Writing Guide and Everything I Know About Blogging I Learned in High School.

And 40 more blogging do’s and don’ts from social media guru Chris Brogan, including keep it short (both entire posts as well as paragraphs within posts).  Don’t attempt to imitate a print piece — you’re working in an entirely different medium.

For more information about blogging, check out the the Blogs category on this site.  One thing to keep in mind is that blogging requires a certain level of commitment — writing, linking, interacting with readers and other bloggers.  As an author, don’t jump into blogging simply because it’s the latest darling of the publishing industry.  If this isn’t your cup of tea, don’t feel guilty — a half-hearted attempt at blogging won’t do much for your book and your efforts can certainly be channeled elsewhere.

December 5, 2008 - Posted by | Blogs | ,

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