Welcome to Part One of our February Links Roundup! This installment features great ways to boost your blogging skills and maximize the impact of your social media promotions! 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.
How to Keep Blogging Simple—5 Tips for Authors via BookBaby — Blogging consistently is a great way for authors to sharpen their writing skills while promoting themselves and their work. But can you have too much of a good thing? Cari Bennette offers ways to streamline the blogging process while keeping your content authentic and relevant.
What Makes A Social Media Image Shareable? via Inner Socialmedianess — Social media is becoming more and more focused on visuals. Penney Fox explains why an image is the most important element of your social media marketing, how to easily make your images more shareable, and how shareable images can make your message pop in your followers’ newsfeeds.
12 Most Reliable Ways to Build Trust with Social Media via 12 Most — Gaining the trust of your social media followers is key for your promotion to be effective. Nicole Tarkoff tells you how to use your links, attention, voice, and more to win the hearts of your fans.
Trolls, Unkind Words, and How to Know You’re on the Right Track via coppyblogger — It’s an unfortunate fact of the Internet: People will leave rude comments on your blog because they can hide behind anonymity. Sonia Simone shares her surprising reasons why negative comments are actually a positive sign.
The Personality of Color via joust multimedia — Congrats on designing your author website! Charlotte Katelyn helps you understand the subliminal messages behind certain colors and how each may affect your viewing audience. This handy guide will help you choose the perfect color scheme for your website!