How to Create an Awesome Author Website

How to Create an Awesome Author Website

Authors are creative, often introverted, occasionally a bit neurotic. It’s all part of their charm. They craft worlds and characters with mere words. It’s an entirely different skill than the analytic, left-brained fun of setting up an author website. And yet, having a solid presence online, a hub for your books and social media activity, […]


Our Favorite Blog Organization Apps

Our Favorite Blog Organization Apps

Writing content is only part of a successful blog (though, admittedly, a large part). From social media to guest posts and managing new endeavors to expand your blog, keeping organized is vital. While digital information is great, it doesn’t mean that it’s easy to find, or in your phone rather than in your head, or […]

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Start a Blog Tutorial

This is more than another blogging tutorial. There are thousands of tutorials out there and most of them share some basic steps in common (like how to install WordPress). This is a little bit of that, a lot of the steps no one else mentions and a lot of it in significantly different order. It’s […]


Setup a Blog Newsletter

Setup a Blog Newsletter

One aspect of your branding is your blog newsletter. Yes, every blog these days has a newsletter. The question is, what will you offer readers in your newsletter? What is your newsletter? Is it simply a well formatted way for them to subscribe to your blog via email? Or do you offer exclusive content in […]


Blog Customization

Blog Customization

Setting up a blog is technical, left-brain work. Customization is all about your blog personality, getting creative with colors and layouts. And also sorting out some of the basic pieces you need to solidify your branding – little things that are vital to a thriving, popular blog (which is what we all want, whether it’s […]


Generate Blog Content

Generate Blog Content

Your blog content is more than just your regular posts (though it’s mostly your regular posts). There’s also a number of other pages and snippets to write as you launch into your blogging journey. Pages Most blogs have a handful of static pages containing information about you as a blogger and about the site in […]


Essential WordPress Plugins

Plugins are like apps that enhance your site. They add features and functionality to your website without you having to learn to write code yourself. If you think of your website like an office then WordPress would be your desks and computers, plugins are your pens and paper. They’re very handy but they can also […]


Blog Setup

Blog Setup

Setting up the technical core of your website seems daunting to the unfamiliar. But if you can set up an email address, you’ll quickly discover that it’s mostly clicks and filling in some blanks and you can totally manage it. Setup Web Host Your web host is basically the building where your website is stored. […]


Setup Website Domain

The two basic pieces of any website are the domain and the host. Think of starting a physical business – the office building is your webhost and the domain is your address. It’s the url people will use to find your website. It may sound technical, but registering your domain is actually pretty simple. First, […]