Socially Stephanie - Social Media For Authors

Congratulations! Writing a book is quite the feat. And you're smart to be thinking ahead: having a following is a sign to publishers that the book will have customers, so it'll make you more attractive to literary agents for sure. But how will you build that following? Luckily for you, the social web is a vast universe filled with people who share your interests and tastes. It is a matter of finding them, connecting with them, and making them think you are the next Candace Bushnell, Stephen King, or J.K. Rowling. ...more
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28 Days of Celebrating Thanks

Have you ever looked back on a year and thought about everything that you really should be thankful for? Things you should have celebrated at the moment but just didn't have the chance (or the time for that matter) to actually sit back and be truly thankful for what has been brought into your life? ...more
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14 Tips to Help You Survive (and Thrive!) During NaBloPoMo

If you think it would be too difficult to get through a month of posting every day, I can tell you that it really isn't (honest!), especially if you have a plan. Here are some tips for surviving -- and even thriving! -- during NaBloPoMo any month of the year. ...more
I guess (actually, I know) I'm not too bright, but how do I cross-link my blog? I'm adding it to ...more

Must-Follow Mondays: NaBloPoMo Bloggers

Here's an introduction to a few of the blogs participating in NaBloPoMo this month. We chose these in particular to show the diversity of bloggers that commit to blogging monthly in November -- but remember, there are still many, many, many more to meet on the list. Go meet them, too! ...more
I am writing a novel, in between writing articles for magazines and newspapers but I chose to do ...more

Eden Kennedy's Top Five Reasons for Joining November's NaBloPoMo

Q: Why should you post your precious thoughts to the Internet every day for the month of November? A: SO MANY REASONS and some of them even make sense. ...more
Since i joined NaBloPMo I've blogged almost every day. I need some help attracting readers, ...more

Socially Stephanie : Social Strategy for Wedding Photographers

Now create a blog -- yes, a blog! I hear you saying, "But I'm a photographer, not a writer." Stop saying that. Here's why: while websites serve as place holders, blogs serve as lead generators. ...more

(INTERVIEW) Wanelo: Go Shopping With Your Friends Without Leaving Home

Of all BlogHer's editorial staffers, I like to shop the least. However, when I got the opportunity to try out Wanelo (“wah-nee-loh” from want, need, love) recently, I thought it was totally cool -- and I found a great way to make it work for me. Once you follow stores you like or people with great taste, it just starts streaming toward you without you having to lift a finger. Awesome. I interviewed Wanelo's founder, Deena Varshavskaya, to get clarity about how BlogHers might use Wanelo....more

Trick or Tweet: Join our Bloggy Costume Party

Part of the joy of Halloween is seeing the costumes that parade by your front door when you pass out candy.  Just as we've perfected the virtual party via Twitter, there's no reason why we can't use a blog post to march up to each other's figurative door and show off our costume. After all, this is social media. So consider this open thread one big Halloween party with B.Y.O.A.B. (bring your own apple bobbing). ...more

How To Write a Viral Blog Post

There is nothing better than getting the attention you deserve on the Internet. The best way of doing this is by writing a blog post that goes viral. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, “viral” means that everyone in the history of the world reads your writing but you still eat a can of reheated chicken noodle soup alone for dinner. As someone who has never written anything that has reached an audience that exceeds the maximum capacity of a Denny’s, I am the perfect person to tell you how to compose and handle the thrill of viral blogging....more
I have never written a anything close to viral post I through my self a party when something ...more

Doing Whatever it Takes to Get People to Read My Blog

Somewhere here I stopped feeling like a writer.  Or a doer of house projects.  Or a researcher of toilets.  I turned into a version of myself that I had never met -- someone who would do WHATEVER IT TAKES to get people to read my blog.  The word that comes to mind is hustler. ...more
I am gettin me a sign, man! That is awesome. As soon as I get out of my PJ's today (it's now ...more