Welcome to November’s Links Roundup—and just like Thanksgiving dinner, this Roundup is stuffed! Our Web Design Relief research experts have found something for everyone: how an online community can lead to a book deal; a five-day plan to accomplish your blogging goals; and much more! Whether you create your own author website or we create one for you, we want to give you the best possible tools to build an effective online author platform and get your writing out there for the world to read.
What’s More Important: Author Websites or Social Media? via Jane Friedman – Nowadays, authors who are serious about their writing career use social media. Additionally, many writers have author websites. Jane Friedman explains which is more important to have for authors trying to make their way in today’s publishing market.
How Building an Online Community for Introverts Led to My First Book Deal via The Write Life – Writing is often considered a solo activity for introverts. But Jenn Granneman tells us how starting a blog for introverts eventually became an online community, which led to her first book deal. In addition to writing engaging content, Granneman discusses social media promotion and carving out time to work on her blog.
Do We Still Need Web Designers? via Blog Tyrant – In the age of Wix, WordPress, and other website platforms, it may seem superfluous to hire a web designer. Blog Tyrant discusses the history of web designers, their changing roles in today’s Internet, and whether you need a web designer for your website.
How To Smash Your Blogging Goals In Just Five Days via ProBlogger – Do you often find yourself procrastinating? Does the idea of starting a blog feel intimidating? Ellen Jackson details five steps to becoming a stronger blogger by focusing on “one day” goals, including knowing exactly what you want to achieve, taking conscious action, and more!