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Practical Tips for Using Pinterest to Increase Blog Traffic

Practical Tips for Using Pinterest to Increase Blog Traffic

Pinterest is the main source of traffic to this blog and has been since my site redesign in February. In the first week I got a total of about 4,600 views. On February 11th, the beginning of the second week, I got 877 views on one day, and that’s still my highest daily viewcount. Now, my usual daily viewcount is somewhere between ten and thirty, but prior to the redesign I’d been getting a max of about ten views a day. How did I use Pinterest to skyrocket traffic? Well, let me show you.

1. Update your account to a business

Once you update to a business account you’ll have access to analytics and thus be able to see how many clicks, views, repins, etc. your pins get. Plus you’ll seem more trustworthy to anyone stumbling across you. Continue reading “Practical Tips for Using Pinterest to Increase Blog Traffic”

5 Tips to Help You Stick with a Writing Project

5 Tips to Help You Stick with a Writing Project

Sticking with one novel to completion is something I’m only just now learning this year. I know the struggle of losing steam and deciding to chase down a shiny new idea instead, thinking it’ll be easier. In the words of Rick Riordan, “DON’T! That new book won’t be any easier.” And it never is. As someone who has 70+ unfinished stories laying around, I can attest to that. If you keep chasing new ideas you’ll always chase after the new shiny and never finish anything. So, to help you combat that, here are five tips to overcoming “Ooh Shiny Syndrome.” Continue reading “5 Tips to Help You Stick with a Writing Project”

Clean Fantasy and Boring Cover Syndrome

Clean Fantasy and Boring Cover Syndrome

Since recently subscribing to a number of clean fantasy authors’ newsletters, I’ve come across a disappointing trend. A lot of clean fantasy books have really unimpressive covers. You know the old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover,” and that’s great in principle, but when it comes to books, readers really do judge books by their covers. As a reader myself I can attest to this. Heck, it’s why I’m writing this post.

I love finding clean fantasy books. They’re rare, and thus Continue reading “Clean Fantasy and Boring Cover Syndrome”

Character Interview: Prynn Nemea

Character Interview: Prynn Nemea

Prynn is one of the semi-main characters of The Shadow Raven. She’s Detren‘s cousin, and she does her best to keep him steady as he becomes king. Continue reading “Character Interview: Prynn Nemea”

Favorite Writing Quotes

Favorite Writing Quotes

So we’ve reached the middle of November, and for those of us doing NaNoWriMo, it’s quite possible we need some encouragement. I know I do. I’ve been slow all month, so I’m feeling kind of discouraged with my writing. Maybe you’re in a similar situation. If you’re still right on track and going strong, good for you! You’re awesome and I congratulate you. If you are a bit behind like I am, you’re still awesome, and you deserve commendation for persevering despite your discouragement. In case you need a bit of a writing pick-me-up, here are some of my favorite writing quotes. Continue reading “Favorite Writing Quotes”