Happy Monday! I had a wonderful weekend in Dallas, spending time with my daughter Andi, my son, Adam and his wife, Emily. We celebrated the 30th birthdays of Andi and my nephew, Tee. So hard to believe it’s been thirty years since I became a mom. It’s nice after a weekend like this, to realize, empty nest or not, I’ll always be a mom.
So, before I head back to my empty nest, here’s this week’s mashup. I’d love to read your comments!
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Sierra Godfrey gives us a list of tips to make our websites more user-friendly in her post, “6 Tips for a Friendly Author Website.” I’ll give you a hint — Ms. Godfrey gives you a bonus tip. All are excellent, as are her comments. It all reminded me that I need to give my website a tune-up. How about you?
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I am social network challenged. That is not to say, I have a hard time with social networking. My challenge is staying AWAY from social networking. For that reason, I have avoided Goodreads. But, after reading Tonya Kappes‘ blog post, “Master Goodreads,” I am further convinced of its value. So, this week, I have dipped my toe in the Goodread waters, and will little-by-little take a swim. You can find me on Goodreads as Jan Morrill. I’m still familiarizing myself with the Goodreads world — any suggestions?
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An excellent resource for posts helpful to writers is the Facebook page for Bublish. Bublish is a website that links writers and readers. I have “liked” the Bublish page on Facebook, and that is where I found this YouTube video, “Book Publicity and Marketing: Publicity and Marketing Directors of Algonquin Books.” Though long, the video interview contains some useful and interesting information on marketing.