Have You Stumbled Upon StumbleUpon?

I like to think I’m pretty savvy when it comes to the interwebs. I took to blogging easily, Facebook and Twitter are my favorite hangouts, and I’ve operated my self-publishing business almost entirely online. So imagine my surprise when I recently discovered two things: 1. That StumbleUpon exists, and 2. That it’s existed since 2002.…

Three Things To Know About Writers Conferences

Yesterday I returned to Colorado after spending five days in sunny and warm Florida, where I got to hang out with these guys: And do this thing: It was educational, and I’m not talking solely about what I picked up in the workshops. This was my second writers conference. The first was in Colorado last…

Is Facebook Still Worth It For Authors?

When I started blogging in 2012, creating a Facebook page linked to the blog was a natural move. Every blogger had one. I followed a few bloggers’ Facebook pages and even found new bloggers via Facebook shares. As time went on, the powers that be tightened up the feeds, so to speak. Users don’t want to see…

Five Reasons I Stop Reading Your Blog Post

I read a lot of blog posts over the course of a week. A lot. And most of them don’t come from my WordPress Reader, where the blogs I’ve subscribed to are listed. I find most of them on Twitter blog share days, where bloggers can share their interesting content with specified hashtags, expanding potential…