Welcome to January’s Links Roundup! This new year will bring you new writing goals and new publishing opportunities. To help you get started, we’ve put together some articles to help you meet your social media and blogging goals for 2017. You’ll find a splash of inspiration for poets and some editing and proofreading hints too. 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.
Using Facebook and Twitter Analytics to Shape Your 2017 Social Media Goals via Penguin Random House – Emily Hughes discusses the analytics that help you get the most out of your Facebook and Twitter content. Use these analytics and insights to effectively promote your brand online in 2017.
A Self-Published Poet’s Path to Her First Book Deal via Jane Friedman – Amanda Lovelace’s self-published poetry collection made it big this year thanks to her longstanding Tumblr presence. However, she offers a more important insight that every author needs to know in this interview with Jane Friedman.
Creating a Blog Content Plan for 2017 via ProBlogger – This checklist from Nicole Avery will ensure that your blog features lots of quality content in 2017, and offers some great ways to come up with blog post ideas that will appeal to your readers.
100 Editing and Proofreading Tips for Writers via The Expert Editor – Following this comprehensive list of tips will help you self-edit your writing and keep your blog grammatically on point, thanks to Brendan Brown.