How to Develop and Expand Your Blog Audience: Guest Post from Avery Phillips

In a perfect world, starting out as a blogger would involve you writing the perfect material for an already existing audience. Unfortunately, this is not the case; it takes hard work to start a blog: determining an audience, writing the type of material that interests you as well as engages and builds an audience, and … Read more

How to Find a Blog Topic That’s Right for You: Guest Post by Avery Phillips

As an aspiring blogger, brainstorming can be a bit overwhelming. It can be difficult to rein in all the ideas you have in your head for that perfect post. On the other hand, you may have chosen to write about a topic, but don’t find yourself particularly interested in it. When getting together a blog … Read more

Blog Formatting and Editing Tips for 2018: Guest Post by Avery Phillips

The art of blog writing can be very different from any other form. If you’re an author, making a blog post work can be counterintuitive. The blog reader is a different beast; the complex vocabulary and slow burn of plot that carries a reader through a book can turn people off a blog post quickly. … Read more

Out of Pocket Update

Thank you all for the kind words, thoughts, and prayers. After spending nearly two weeks in a hospital and a nursing home, we plan to take Jack home on Wednesday. I have been with him all the time except for a couple of trips to get something to eat. My sister Nancy has been a … Read more

Guest Post from Tara Miller: Three Techniques of Journalism That Could Improve Your Blog Writing

Great writing is essential to running a successful blog. When a blog’s posts are consistently well-written, readers will be more compelled to return for new posts as well as to look over old ones. Unfortunately, good writing is not something that comes easily to everyone. Writing well can be difficult and confusing, but bloggers who … Read more

Should You Follow a Style Guide for Your Blog?

An interesting discussion developed on my last post, Changing Styles. If you haven’t read, click over and read it now, and be sure to read the comments. As a result of that discussion, I’m turning the post into a series of three. One question that arose was whether bloggers should follow a style guide.  I … Read more