Day 5 of the 5-Day Content Curation Challenge! What fun, even though this challenge made me stop and think.
What blog do I curate? Whose blog do I curate? Which blogs, and what topics, provide the perfect information for my readers…authors! My tribe! My community!
When I saw this blog post by Jane Friedman, writer for Writers Digest Magazine, I knew immediately it was perfect for the last day of the challenge. How fitting that the last blog post would be “How to Start Blogging: A Definitive Guide for Authors.”
So much good stuff in this blog. I really want you to go and read the entire blog. She begins the article with this statement, “The average author does not benefit much from blogging.” Then she begins to share ideas and tips that will effectively demonstrate the importance and the “how to” get your blog read and shared with new people (readers).
Consistency is critical for effective blogging
Jane Friedman declares that consistency is timing and relevant topics, or subject matter. She shares her journey and how she went from a few visitors per month to 60,000 after faithfully blogging for two years.
Friedman also covers what to do before you launch a blog, blog content and headlines, blogging platform, using your blog for SEO and a number of other important topics. Read the entire article and then let’s discuss it. Authors – you owe it to yourself to read this blog and to connect with Jane Friedman. Blogging for writers
Above all: You need patience
Thank you Kelly McCausey for creating this Curation Challenge. Sometimes we need a swift “kick in the booty.” I have really enjoyed this week and plan to continue my blogging.