After the last podcast, we asked for input on what you all would like to hear discussed on the show. K.D. Armatrading commented, “I’d be interested in an episode focused on the benefits of and mistakes to avoid when starting a blog. I’m just starting to put all my ideas together for mine, but would love to hear tips and cautions about “rookie” mistakes.”
We thought that was a great idea, so this episode set out to answer her questions about creating a website, and hopefully yours, as well! (Scroll to the bottom of this post to listen.)
For the technical end of things, be sure and check out this earlier post on Tips on Developing an Author Website for more on how to get started with setting up an author’s website.
If you want to read more about the Do’s and Don’ts of what to post, visit the website Samantha mentioned about Platform Building and Marketing for Writers (various posts) by Sarah Negovetich.
We also offered some tips on making sure your online persona is consistent with what you want to reflect to the public as an author, as well as why you might want to visit Archive.org to check for any old sites you may have had in the past.
Remember, the Internet is forever, but there are steps you can take to try to clean up your online presence.
Also mentioned on the show…
We gave a shout-out to Heather Jackson (@HeatherJacksonW) for consistently creating great articles about fiction writing. Visit Heather’s latest post here: Screenwriter Tips for Novelists: Write a Script Treatment
Sydney Strand (@sydney_strand) got a mention for consistently bringing fun stuff to the Twitter writing challenge group. Like this:
— Sydney Strand (@sydney_strand) September 16, 2014
You can check that out here: