20 Blog Post Must-Haves: The Ultimate Blogging Checklist

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20 Blog Post Must-Haves is the ultimate blogging checklist that has been endorsed by many awesome people who are well-known and who have large followings. (Take a look at the screenshots included in this article!) A must-have resource for bloggers, it is a step-by-step checklist that is jam-packed with information and links to the BEST articles I have found on the web. It is also illustrated by yours truly! Images accompany major points, designed to help bloggers reach their blogging potential!

Even though you may be an an experienced blogger, there is always room for improvement. No one is perfect, but reaching new personal heights as a blogger is easily accomplished by using the checklist of tips offered in  my guest post on Dear Blogger.

You can also read an excerpt from the ebook in this post. It includes additional tips that are not in my ebook, 20 Blog Post Must-Haves, too, since I wanted to give people an idea of my expertise as a blogger. Plus, not everyone can afford to spend $5 in today’s rough economy.

If you are one of the few people who can, and want to improve your blogging skills, you can also choose to get all 20 Blog Post Must-Haves – designed to help you improve your blog posts! The price? A $4.99 cup of coffee (with muffin or doughnut – whatever you prefer).  I wanted to keep it affordable, even though it is easily worth $20.  FREE! Simply sign up to my newsletter.

I wish that I had this ebook available to me. Now it is! I use this checklist every time I create a blog post! It is indispensable to me, and I know you will feel the same way about it that I do. A recently published article about adding tags to your posts was just published, too, and if it had been published last week, it would have made it into my book!

It really is a good book. It received many RTs (retweets) on Twitter – and connected me with a few more influential people.

Some of the wonderful people who helped me get the word out are:

Danny Iny from FirePole Marketing who now has a new website design.

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My #BookReview of “Meaning, Self and the Human Potential”

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A few months ago, Kristine Millar, author of Meaning, Self and the Human Potential guest posted on my blog. She and I met through LinkedIn, and became friends. We’ve Skyped, emailed, and chatted many times. She even sent me a copy of her book! (If you didn’t read her post,  The Silent Struggles of the Writer – Can You Survive or Thrive? you can read it now!)

Rather than telling you my version of what her book is about, I’m going to use the description of it that she uses on her website:

My book is a philosophical exploration of the ways in which we create meaning through our value systems, ideologies and perspectives. It includes an analysis of the psychological and cultural factors which contribute to the formation of values and meaning, and the anxieties we face when we lose meaning in life.

These anxieties reveal a great deal about our human motivations and our potentials both on a conscious and unconscious level. Further, they provide a window through which we can discover our true potential. The concept of self actualisation is explored as well as our capacity to lead a moral and meaningful existence without a reliance on a transcendental source. Central to my message is to overcome the fear of death and to believe in the human capacity for good.

Although the following review is posted on Goodreads, I wanted to include it here, to help more people become aware of her book.

Here is my review of Meaning, Self and the Human Potential: Read More

Post Your Links Here To Promote Yourself and Your Blog!

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Welcome, everyone! I’d like to invite you to post your links to your blogs by doing so in the comment section of this post! I’d also like you to post your Twitter handle, too! (If you are on Twitter, that is!) You might gain some new followers if you do! (I’ve been meeting a lot of new and interesting people lately, and am growing my followers bit by bit! I’m getting good at tweeting properly, relevantly, and usefully, too!)

Here is my old Twitter pic/screenshot:

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Here is Twitter screenshot/pic a few months later:

This is a screenshot of my Twitter stats as of November 21, 2014.

Here is Twitter screenshot/pic a few months later:

 Twitter pic as of Dec 2015

In a few sentences, tell us:

  • what your blog is about
  • what you offer others on your website
  • your Twitter handle

There are two things you should know, too, before leaving me a comment…

The first thing you should know is that I’m hoping to engage people a little further out here in the blogosphere, and create my own little group of awesome bloggers that can interact with one another, who will also become part of the discussions that may happen in future blog posts!

Note that you can choose your level of participation, too. Jump in and participate when you feel like it, with no pressure from anyone, and sit back and observe when you want to, too!

I know that many of you would like more engagement with others, and this is your opportunity to meet someone new, who just might have more knowledge and experience than you, or who might happen to be a really interesting person who you’d like to connect with.

I know that I am looking forward to meeting some new and awesome people! 🙂

THIS IS IMPORTANT

The second thing that you should know is that, in exchange for this free promotion and introduction service to each other, I am requesting that you grab my free ebook to join my mailing list! That way, we can stay in touch, get to know one another, and, most importantly, you can learn from me through my blog posts!

I generally only post once a week, usually on Mondays.

If you just want to promote yourself, and then never read anything I write in the future, that’s totally up to you. I’d also like you to share this with others on your other social networks. I’d really appreciate it if you could help me spread the word, so that I can get to know your “friends,” too!

My Blogs

Laying It Out There is my personal/author site. On it, I share recipes, true stories about my life, some of my poetry, book reviews, and information about self-publishing.

The Blind Writer is another site that is mine. The Blind Writer offers bloggers and writers direction in moving their writing forward, improving their writing and productivity, and improving their vocabulary.

I can’t wait to introduce all of you awesome people to one another this way! 🙂

Let the meeting and promotion of awesome people take place! I’ll start! This is a digital business card for Lorraine Reguly.

Who I Am

My name is Lorraine. I’m a freelance writer for hire, an editor (also for hire), an author, a blogger, and a blogging coach who can help you with your online blogging journey. Hire me to help you figure stuff out! My consulting services are worth every penny!

My expert advice has been sought out by many bloggers. As a result, I’ve been featured in MANY round-up posts. A list of these posts can be found on my portfolio page.

More about me…

I’ve written several short stories, won a short story competition, and am working on other books. So far, I’ve published Risky Issues.  You can learn more about this book by reading about it on Amazon. Ebook Cover - Risky Issues by Lorraine Reguly

 

I also have several mottos. One of my mottos is “Dare to be different!” I believe you should embrace your uniqueness, and love yourself for it. Don’t worry about what others will think of you!

Do you think that people who have changed this world wanted to be the same as everyone else?

N-n-nope. They dared to be different, and they became successful!

You can learn more about me easily.

Visit my websites or find me on social media.

You can also read more about me through this guest post I wrote: RAPE DRUGS AND PROSTITUTION – ONE BLOGGER’S JOURNEY TO SUCCESS.

My Social Media Profiles:

Twitter (@lorrainereguly)

Google + (Wording Well profile)

Google + (Author profile)

Facebook (Writing and Editing Services)

Facebook (Author profile) Facebook (friends and family)

BrandYourself

LinkedIn

about.me

Pinterest

YouTube 🙂

Now go follow my awesome blog (by grabbing my free ebook) or by whichever method you are most comfortable with, and then tell us about YOUR awesome-ness! 🙂

I’ll start with the free ebook!
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An Interview With Jen J. Danna, author of “Dead, Without a Stone to Tell It”

I am an avid reader of murder-mysteries, crime dramas, and novels that utilize forensic science techniques. I have favorite authors that I consistently read, but I also read books by authors whom I have previously not read, too, as long as I am somehow drawn to the plot or think that it will be a “good read”. Recently, I came across the website of a “new” writer, Jen J. Danna, who offers the first three chapters of her novel, Dead, Without a Stone to Tell It for the perusal of the general public.  I began reading it, and decided to contact her and strike a “deal” with her.

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Our Deal: I would blog about her book and write a review for her on Goodreads if she sent me an autographed copy to read. (I know I just wrote about this in another post, but I felt I needed to mention it again!)

I also asked her if I could do a casual “interview” with her, to glean some information about the publishing process, from a traditional publishing standpoint. (You may recall that I interviewed author Melissa Bowersock to learn about self-publishing.) I was very pleased when Jen J. Danna responded favorably to my request!

I had the opportunity to speak with Jen on May 31, 2013. We spoke for nearly an hour-and-a-half!

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Author Lyn Alexander Offers Advice To Fiction Writers

This is a guest post from Lyn Alexander, author of several historical novels, including “The Officer’s Code”. code cover

Every writer of fiction should read read read. Good and bad, classics and the latest best-seller in your preferred category. I hesitate to call it ‘genre’. I deplore the concept of ‘genre’. This word signifies that the book must conform to a preconceived format aimed at a specific reader. Read More