Last Updated on: November 21st, 2014
Before I get to today’s post, which is mainly of a video of how to add links to your blog posts, which I made using a free screen recorder called Camstudio, I have to announce the two winners of the paranormal giveaway that ran on my blog from November 1st to the 22nd. The lucky commenter who also tweeted about it is (drumroll, please…) Diana Marinova! She has already received her copy of Donna Jean McDunn’s Nightmares. The winner of Donna’s giveaway is Sherri Matthews. Congratulations, winners, and a big “thank-you” to all who participated!
FYI, my blog is currently running another giveaway (update: this is now closed) but the type of book being awarded to the winner is, admittedly, not to everyone’s liking since it is a male/male erotic romance. If you want to read a good story about the love between two people and perseverance in the face of adversity, then Memory’s Prisoner is the book you should read. I’ve read it, and have already posted this review to Goodreads:
Although Memory’s Prisoner falls under the genre of male erotic romance, the story the author tells is one of perseverance. When an unfortunate incident renders both of the main characters helpless and in the hospital (one in a coma), the plot thickens, and this tale takes on an air of suspense. It is interesting to see how the lives (and health) of the characters are changed forever. Without giving away the ending, I will say that I think that this book is one that may earmark a new future for the writer.
Now, let’s get down to business, shall we?
Remember when you were a new blogger?
Do you recall some of the struggles you had?
Were you ever intimidated by other bloggers? Did you constantly compare yourself to them?
Did you love, love, love getting nominated for your first award? Did you go into a panic because you didn’t know what to do? Or are you still a new blogger with questions?
What were some of the problems that you had? I’d love to know – because many new bloggers are landing on my blog to read about the Liebster Award. I get new visitors daily, and I want to be able to help them. Only eleven months ago, I was a newbie myself.
While I have only been blogging for eleven months, I have made huge strides in my blogging career. I’ve hit the number one spot in Google search quite a few times, and not all of them were by fluke! I actually set out to rank high with my Liebster acceptance, but the fact that the fourth post I ever wrote, on how to deal with the VisualBee toolbar, ranked high was sheer flukery at its best! (I know flukery is not a word. Shh. Don’t you know we live in a world where we can make up words and blog awards?)
Get to the video already!
Many new bloggers suffer from overwhelm, especially when they find out that there are rules to accepting a blogging award. To help you learn how you can add links to your blog posts, I’ve prepared a video tutorial for you to watch. It’s not that complicated, but it can be a daunting task for many newbies! I’ll also show you a couple of my blogging/publishing tips that ARE included in my ebook, 20 Blog Post Must-Haves, as well as my secret shortcut for informing bloggers that they have nominated for an award!
FYI, my Poetry Perfected blog just accepted its first Liebster award! It was nominated legitimately, too! (My prior nominations were ignored since they were both from Lorraine Reguly’s Life…which is me!)
So, without further adieu, here is the fabulous video I made. I’ve added a few captions to it, to highlight the really important parts. I know that you “pro” bloggers out there won’t watch the whole thing (unless you love the sound of my voice) but I do expect the newcomers to watch and learn from it! You may also want to display your images in your sidebar, and I’ve created a video tutorial to help you do this, too.
Feel free to send praise and gushy compliments to me in the comment section. 😉 (Kidding. Sort of.) 😉[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyRw9vhDchY&w=420&h=315]