For the reader who asked: 15 blogging tips

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  1. Thank you so much for your words. This is an amazing step by step guide that I will refer to often (would love to hear more of your twitter ideas). As I said in my email, you have an absolutely beautiful blog and I have become a huge fan of your work. I look forward to what your mind has in store for us next 🙂

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    1. I just tweeted my friend @SuddenlyJamie (a brand and content marketing guru) for any links she might have regarding Twitter articles, and she recommends the following two sources:

      Social Media tips for Authors (on @BookBaby), by Chris Robley: http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/07/social-media-tips-for-authors/

      and

      Tao of Twitter, a book by @markwschaefer: http://www.thetaooftwitter.com

      Just in case I don’t ever get around to writing my own Twitter post 😉

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  2. These were some wonderful tips that make sense. Thanks! The only one I know I won’t be doing is tweeting…lol…but that’s just me. Too much social media for me. I’m more of a facebook and pinterest gal. Thanks again.

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  3. Great post. I love the idea of writing to a friend. I’m still learning to write. I leary of a class. What do you thinkabout classes or books.

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    1. I think books can definitely help, especially in the beginning when you might feel shy and vulnerable. You can write quietly with a book and have no fears. Natalie Goldberg’s Long Quiet Highway awoke the writer in me. As an artist, I think you’d really appreciate that book. Her Writing Down the Bones is full of writing exercises and encouragement, and I would recommend that one to any new writer. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott is also very good, and I turn to that one when I’m feeling really down on myself and think, Who am I kidding? I’m never going to be a writer. I would recommend all three of those books to inspire you on your writing journey.

      I can’t speak to classes because the last class I took was 20 years ago. Okay, maybe 18. I am planning on participating in a local writing workshop starting September, so I’ll know more about that avenue in a few weeks. If you’re leary of classes now, start with books. If the urge takes you to learn more and dig deeper, then I think you could start thinking about classes.

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      1. If you get the chance, please pop over to my place and check out my latest post. It’s something I started a long time ago and probably finished it as a result of reading some of your lovely memoir-like posts!

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  4. This is great wisdom, thank you for sharing! I would also love to read an article about twitter. I recently began playing with it for a business I was working for, and didn’t understand how to use it as a marketing tool.

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    1. Thank you Lybsta. Just in case I don’t ever get around to writing my own Twitter post, I tweeted my friend @SuddenlyJamie (a brand and content marketing guru) for any links she might have regarding Twitter articles, and she recommends the following two sources:

      Social Media tips for Authors (on @BookBaby), by Chris Robley: http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/07/social-media-tips-for-authors/

      and

      Tao of Twitter, a book by @markwschaefer: http://www.thetaooftwitter.com

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  5. I like this piece of advice:
    4. Look at it as practice. Butterfly Mind is both a playground and a laboratory. (etc…)
    That’s exactly how I view my blog, and it’s good to remember it as that. And mostly just some relaxing fun. Thank you for the advice!

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  6. Very helpful advice. I agree that writing for the sake of getting FP is not a good idea. I also think that sometimes there is no hard and fast formula to getting FP, even if you follow everything WP staff suggests!! Given this, it’s better to write b/c you have something to say or something useful your readers can benefit from than to do it so you can get FP.

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    1. Yes, it’s like chasing the bestseller. You always read that in writing advice columns “Don’t chase the best seller!” Just write what’s yours – it will be more authentic that way, and will resonate more with your readers because of that authenticity.

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