Here are some ways to step up your ‘About’ page. Good advice. Thanks!
When I discover a blog for the first time, it’s rare that I will look at the posts on the home page. Instead, I will usually click straight onto the About page, as this will hopefully tell me about the author and the general theme of the blog itself. If I’m pressed for time, I’ll often make a quick decision based upon what I see there as to whether I wish to delve further. They are also a place where I will go if I want to ask a blogger a question that isn’t related to any of their posts.
Today I noticed that a number of people had clicked on my About page and came to the realisation that it is in need of some serious updating, particularly as the rest of my blog has undergone a huge transformation recently, and I have gained a number of new followers.
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It took me a while to realise the importance of developing social media accounts to increase the traffic to my blog, and I didn’t do anything other than write and press the publish button for the first year. This suited me – the purpose of the process was for therapy, a way of being able to try and discuss the issues that had been plaguing me for a long time. However, for the last eighteen months I’ve worked hard to build up various areas of social media and effectively use it to promote my posts, with what I would consider to be a success.
However, there is one area that I have consistently ignored: Pinterest.
I have a Pinterest account: http://www.pinterest.com/suzie81speaks… I’ve had the account for months, and I’ve done nothing with it.
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Sarah has given some great editing tips and ways to organize edits. Thanks, Sarah!
I find myself in the glorious position of having completed the second draft of my novel. It feels infinitely more satisfying than the first. Then, I knew there was a mountain of work still to be done, endless shuffling about of scenes and ideas, and there was a long road ahead. Already, this one feels more polished and together, so although there’s still long way to go, it doesn’t seem quite as insurmountable. Thought I’d share a few thoughts on what worked for me.
1. Write it all again
Every single word has been typed afresh, from beginning to end. There is no substitute for having your words on a printout at the side of your computer, and your fingers tapping away onto a blank sheet (metaphorical). This has to come after you’ve read it through and made notes, but simple cutting and pasting and editing what’s already there just…
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