Saturday, June 28, 2014

Do You Write While on Vacation?

I'm on a vacation of sorts. I'm in GA with one of my daughters. She's about to have a baby, it's #2 for her, and I came down to help. But, I've been here a week and no baby yet. I have another week till I need to go home, so I'm hoping baby makes an appearance today or tomorrow so that I get some quality time with the new wee one.

In the meantime, I'm not posting much since I'm spending my days with my daughter and her little girl, an active and delightful 2-year-old.

But, I'm still writing! I've made written notes and made plans for future projects as I take a break from my normal routine. Also, I wrote a successful pitch this past week for an idea I've had floating around in my head for a few months. It was a successful pitch because it got enough attention where I sent it to garner a direct, personal response, which prompted a meeting. My first response was an automated response. My second, because I sent a second pitch to get their attention, was personal and detailed. We are now "in talks," as they say.

So, I write while on vacation, even if it's only a small amount of writing.
Do you write, or plan writing projects, while on vacation?
Happy Writing!
Baby, come quickly!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Two Random Blog Tips

Lately, I've noticed something I'm not super happy about on a few blogs I've been reading. Their links. Some links in some blogs have issues. I'm giving you two things to clear up these issues and I guarantee this will improve your blog for your readers and improve your readability and increase your reader numbers.

Two Ways to Link Successfully in a Blog:

When you link something in your blog, make sure it opens in a new window. It takes one second to click the box that opens links in a new window. As a blog reader, I get frustrated when I have to leave the current blog to click the blogger's links. Keep people on you page: have links open in a new window every single time.

Use working links only! It's highly frustrating to click on a link in a blog only to get an error page. It really makes us look like we don't know what we're talking about. Using working links gives you validity and evokes your readers' confidence in you.

There. Now you know.
Happy linking!

Monday, June 9, 2014

10 Important Things About Blogging from The Pioneer Woman

This morning, I stumbled upon this blog post from The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. It's a few years old, but still very relevant to any and all bloggers.

If you want to blog successfully, learn from successful bloggers.

Happy Blogging!