As a new blogger, I am learning the ropes….and today learning how to reblog someone else’s post. Here is Kristen Lamb and she is sharing her insight and wisdom on publishing as it exists today.
We writers live in interesting times. The same digital tsunami that toppled Tower Records and collapsed Kodak has now consumed the world of publishing. The world we knew five years ago is gone. Traditional is reinventing, indie publishers are growing and self-publishing now can be a viable part of any author’s long-term career plan. This is one of the main reasons WANA has never taken sides and embraces publishing as a whole.
Granted, some authors may find a singular path that fits all their needs, but a majority of us will mix it up and venture on a hybrid path. Traditional houses are encouraging writers to self-publish prequels, short stories, or even stories involving supporting characters to keep the fan fires burning between books.
Indie houses are helping established authors breathe new life into backlists and new authors get a start under the care of professionals. Self-publishing is a fantastic…
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As I work on my goals for 2014, I keep having FUN with learning how to blog….so in effect, I am already fulfilling parts of my FUN goal…amazing how it happens when a “fun” goal is set….fun starts to happen. I always knew that setting goals was important; however, I never went about the task of creating them and writing them down. So, my first goal this year will be to set goals. And it’s fun! So two goals are already in the works!
Today is day six of thirty days of blog training…it is suggested that I use the colors of the rainbow in my post:
Red: Redirect my life
Orange: Eat lots of these
Yellow: Look for the sun in everything
Green: My favorite color
Blue: My grandma’s favorite color
Indigo: Go for it
Violet: Let fun happen!
Thank you WordPress!
Day 3 of 30….What was on my mind when I decided to start a blog?
Many months ago, I was prompted to “speak up and write”. That phrase has stayed with me and I knew that I was to be a writer, a speaker and a teacher. As I was preparing to travel to Kenya last September, I was prompted to share my experiences with others through blogging and I started with a simple post to become familiar with writing a blog….and then posted a few blogs about my thoughts, emotions and experiences about my trip. (Actually it was God’s trip to Kenya, and I went with him.)
This year as I ponder, prepare and prioritize my goals for 2014, one goal is to blog more consistently, and another goal is to share my thoughts and life through connecting with others. If I write down my goal and make it a priority, it will come to fruition, instead of being a dream or a wish. So, with commitment, passion, determination, and a little help from WordPress, it is time for me to delve into blogging and learn all I can about this amazing technology. It’s also a scary thing to do and it’s time to push myself to new limits both in sharing my life and in connecting with others. Officially, this is my first year at setting goals and this blog is my first attempt to “speak up and write”.
“I have held many things in my hands and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, I still possess.” Martin Luther
One of my goals for 2014 is to blog more consistently….and to accomplish this goal, I have joined a 30-day training session to learn more about this blog posting site, what’s available on it, how to use it, etc. As today is actually training day four, I will be busy today getting caught up.
I am relatively new to blogging, having published 3-4 blog posts last year and the reason I am blogging instead of journaling privately is because another of my goals for 2014 is to share more and to be open to the possibility of connecting with others. I would love to connect with other bloggers who are experiencing some of the same goals that I am and find new friends to be inspired by and in that share my life in new and fun ways. One of my other goal categories for 2014 will be “fun”….so this will assist in meeting more than one goal at the same time. By the end of the year, if I blog successfully, I will have taken my life to a new level in sharing and having fun in connecting with others.
All of my 2014 goals will be listed in a subsequent blog posting.
If you would like to join in this training, the site is dailypost.wordpress.com.
Thank you WordPress!