Tracy S. Morris

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Archive for the 'Starting a Blog' Category

Monday Musing: Blogging for Fun and Profit – What Not To Write

Now that we’ve discussed how to get your blog up and running, let’s talk about hot button issues. Not too long ago there was a saying that one should never discuss three topics in polite society: sex, politics or religion. But it seems that in the digital age, everyone has a blog and every topic […]

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Monday Musing: Blogging For Fun and Profit Part 5 – Winning the Search Engine Optimization Popularity Contest

After you’ve conquered the mountain of social media, there are still plenty of ways to promote your blog on the internet. After all, there are one or two people who live at the bottom of a well in Siberia that haven’t yet joined Facebook. Today’s article will discuss  ways to reach your readers through search […]

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Monday Musing: Blogging For Fun and Profit Part 4: The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media

Congratulations! You settled on a topic and a plan for your blog, chose between self-hosting and letting a company host your blog and set it up on a blogging platform. The next step is to start publicizing your page. Drumming up publicity for your blog can be a confusing step. There are literally hundreds, if […]

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Monday Musing: Blogging for Fun and Profit Part 3: A Look At Blogging Platforms

Now that you’ve decided on a theme and schedule for your blog and determined whether you will self host or let the blogging platform host for you, it’s time to choose a blogging platform. Here are some of the most popular blogging platforms you can choose from: WordPress This is one of the most popular […]

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Monday Musing: Blogging for Fun and Profit. Part 2 – To Self-Host or Not to Self-Host?

As I discussed in last Monday’s post, you need to pick a theme for your blog and come up with a regular schedule for posting. Once you have done this, you should determine if you want to host the blog yourself (which is called self-hosting), or to place your blog with a blogging platform that […]

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Monday Musing: Blogging for Fun and Profit. Part 1 – Make a Plan

For the past few years, editors and publishers have been telling writers that they should start a blog and have some kind of web presence and following before their first novel comes out. This gives writers a public forum to promote their work and announce any upcoming work, as well as rubbing elbows with their […]

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