Sunday, August 17, 2014

What Authors Should Blog About. #MFRWorg talks Blog Content.

So you have a blog but don't know how to fill your days. That seems to be the most difficult obstacle for most authors as they begin their blog. First, know that you do not have to blog every day. On average, writers blog three times a week. Second, remember to participate in memes - I mentioned these in one of my last Blogging Posts. And most importantly, keep your blog true to you and your brand. No two blogs should be the same.

  1. Share updates on your books.
  2. Serialize your writing by putting out a few chapters of a "free read" monthly.
  3. Share interesting information on your research.
  4. Provide character summaries.
  5. Host your characters for guest posts.
  6. Share inspiring or funny observations.
  7. Create a personal column to give readers insight into you as a person. For example, I write "Queen of my Kingdom" monthly about my family.
  8. Announce personal appearance, book signings and conferences.
  9. Share books you've enjoyed reading... or movies, if you're a movie buff.
  10. Host other authors in your genre. Make these more than promos. Perhaps a theme authors can participate in. For example, I do BOOKSauthorsREAD and invite authors to be my guests.
  11. Partner with other authors for a group blog if you don't want to manage your own.
  12. Participate in memes.

This is just a short list. Help us make it longer... what do you blog about that might inspire other authors?

Keep Writing!
Paloma
Paloma Beck is a Romance Author living a life of contradiction... she's a happily married carpooling mom writing sexy romance. It's almost naughty! Paloma writes full-time and has three series in the works with others on the fringes. Her books span both the contemporary and paranormal romance genres.

Paloma serves as MFRW's Blog Director.