Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Shaney Lee

Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing social networks and brings in lots of referral traffic to blogs (according to one study, more traffic comes from Pinterest than Twitter). While one tweet may bring in traffic to your blog for a day, a pin could bring traffic to your blog for months.

If you’re not on Pinterest yet, you could be losing out on a lot of potential traffic to your blog.

But how do you know if Pinterest is right for you? With so many social network sites out there, how do you decide if it’s worth it to spend your time on Pinterest? While we can’t make that decision for you, these five questions will help you figure out the answer.

1. You have time to make Pinterest-ready pictures.

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Read the full article HERE!

If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. Getting Serious About Series | Advanced Fiction Writing
  2. 7 Digital Marketing Skills Every Professional Needs by @ProBlogger
  3. When an agent is the brick wall between you and your dream.  via @RachelleGardner
  4. Quit Being A Commodity: How To Get Visibility And Stand Out
  5. Can You Master a New Skill and Get Paid for It in 48 Hours?
  6. Author, Jody Hedlund: 7 Setting Basics That Can Bring a Story to Life
  7. Social Media in 15 Minutes a Day, by Guest Blogger Frances Caballo - Author Marketing Experts, Inc.
  8. WordPress Plugin Security Flaw - Update Your Plugins NOW - Author Media
  9. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Do You Really Know Why People Buy Your Book?
  10. Novel Publicity – How to Start an Author Newsletter Using MailChimp
  11. Comparison: How it Kills Creativity and What a Writer Can Do About It - Jeni Chappelle
  12. Social Media Dashboards for Authors: Free Apps May Not Be Your Best Option by Frances Caballo — The Book Designer
  13. Writability: How to Practice Writing a Novel
  14. The Writer Diaries: Dear Diary: Emotion Sucks
  15. Is Pinterest Right for You? - Author Media
  16. Introducing Video Calling in Messenger | Facebook Newsroom
Happy writing and running, Kathy

P.S. Yesterday, my daughter and I ran the Toyota 10K/Flying Pig in Cincinnati. It was a beautiful day, a fun race, and a fantastic mother/daughter activity! Last year, we ran the half marathon, but since we just did the More/Shape/Fitness Half in NYC two weeks ago, we opted for the 10K. It was more than enough for me!  

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