Friday, April 01, 2011

An Author's Treasure Trove - A

Today sees the kick off to the  A-Z blogging Challenge. Oh you're going to see a lot of me this month. Why not join us (click on the link above)? Go on - I dare you.

Right, back to business. Hands up anyone who's noticed a change in this blog? What? No? Do keep up. If you look carefully you'll see the whole caboodle has been cleaned up, licked into shape, and now it's almost smart - almost I said. There're still a few bits and pieces to sort out, but it looks much better - in my opinion.

Now, just why has this happened? Because I found a Treasure Trove. And I want to share it with you.


As a fairly new author I'm very much involved with the marketing side of things (oh my sainted aunt) and I'm always on the hunt for interesting sites. In my wanderings I landed here: Novel Publicity.

Take a look at Novel Publicity because as writers and readers I can assure you that you'll find many interesting tidbits. 

I signed up to be a Blog Host for their author tours. I wasn't too optimistic but, lo and behold, within a day a new post landed in my email. Emlyn Chand from Novel Publicity was offering to take a look at my blog and give me professional feedback. Sure, why not? 

Oh boy, was my blog out of sorts. She sent me a detailed report on what was wrong and how to go about correcting it. Within two weeks, I'd noticed a difference in traffic and followers. Now, it's not quite up to her standards but it soon will be and she's kindly letting me be a host for her carefully nurtured authors. Lauracea is published on their website for all to see and, once the blog hosting is underway, I'll be plastered all over the marketing-world. And how much did it cost me? Not a penny.

Take a look at the site, and tell me what you think.

13 comments:

  1. A great start to the challenge , I enjoyed your post very much.
    Good luck with the next 25 post.
    Yvonne.

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  2. Your blog looks great. :) And nice first A to Z post as well! will have to check out that site.

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  3. Hi Yvonne and VARMIT!! Thanks for posting.
    Sue

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  4. I love the new look, Sue. Much improved!

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  5. Anonymous5:41 pm

    Great post; I'll definitely check out that site.
    Best of luck to you on the A to Z challenge.

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  6. Thanks Lyndsey (x) and Rachel. It's a great site, I promise.

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  7. Thanks for the link to your blog -- you have a beautiful space here! I just checked out that site and have bookmarked it for future consideration. Thanks!!

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  8. That's good Nicole - you won't be disappointed.
    Sue

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  9. I love the new look of your blog!

    Great way to start off the Challenge!

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  10. Thank you Golden Eagle - you too, your blog's incredible.

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