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Any bloggers or tips for bloggers?

Hi guys, forgive me if this post is not allowed (even though I still see plenty of scammers get away with it)
But I've literally just started a blog and I wondered if anyone could either give feedback, or share their knowledge of the best ways to find an audience.

The world is pretty new to me, but I have lots of ideas and a new theme every month. I also plan to make it a platform for indie authors to promote their work or start some competitions for short stories to be displayed etc.

Does anyone also have any tips that would ensure that I keep up the discipline? Rather than letting it fall into some cyber void ...

Here is the link and thanks to anyone that takes a look or gives me some advice: https://www.magerediting.com/post/coffeelicious

Thank you all

Asked by: Amy Mager

  1. Helen Jones 5 days ago

    Hi Amy,

    Congratulations on your new blog!

    I've been blogging for a few years now (even wrote a few posts for this site), and the best way I'e found to engage followers is to visit other blogs, like and comment. Interact, start a conversation, and don't leave links unless you've been given permission to do so. Reblogging other bloggers or offering guest posts will also open you up to new audiences, as will sharing across social media (my blog is linked to Twitter so all my posts roll out there immediately). You can also have a blog party, where you invite followers to visit your blog, leave a link to their blog, with the proviso that they visit one or two of the other bloggers who have commented - these are pretty popular. Indie authors are always looking for new platforms to promote their work, so I'm sure you'll be attracting a new audience in no time.

    With regards to keeping up the discipline, I found that having one or two themed posts that I ran every week ensured I kept blogging. You can either choose a theme yourself, or take a challenge on someone else's blog (Thursday Doors is a good one, or there are lots of regular weekly writing challenges).

    I've met some of my best friends in the world through blogging, and had some wonderful experiences - it really has changed my life. I also sold far more books than I would have otherwise :-)

    Wishing you the best of luck with it!

  2. Edward Richardson 1 week ago

    Amy

    I give you the advice I give to others and live by myself; go into a bookshop and buy the latest books on the subject.

    Three or four good books should give you all the advice you need.

    There is much on the Internet of course, but take that with a pinch of salt. Read the books first, then you will know if the Internet advice is trying to trick you.

    I see from you ‘Profile’ you appear to have a great deal of experience; you should be able to put it to good use.

    Edward Richardson

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