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What is a good web site to start Blogging and they actually get read?

I’m a newbie… I want to start blogging about different things.

What is a good website so I can start?

Blogspot is great, but it doesn’t allow search engines to index it…. so nobody will actually read what you have to say.

If you want folks to read your blog, you can use either or Or, if you have some cash, you can buy a domain and set up your own blog but you’ll need a bit of technical experience to go that route.

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Posted by mark - June 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm

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What is a good title for a blogging site?

I want to start my own blogging website but I can’t think of a title for it.
I am into a mixture of things like Dragonball Z, Inuyasha, Maria Mena’s music, Kelley Armstrong’s books so I hope this info helps you guys pick me a title.

I have a blog and trust me, I know what you’re going through. Try something that really relates to you, will be easy for others to find, and is unique. I’m not really sure what you’re into, but just combine some words until it’s a cool title. Good luck!

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Posted by mark - May 21, 2017 at 7:55 am

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Write And Publish A Book Eureka Style!

I had a dream. I wanted to write a book. I have found a neat way to jump over the publishing and marketing hurdles. What do I mean by neat? How about immensely more effective, efficient, and gratifying, for starters?

An Explosive Situation

You see, I love to write. I am also very curious, by nature. That can be a blessing and a curse! Over the years, I have dived into (read “immersed myself”) in a number of activities and fields of knowledge. I have acquired a fair amount of know-how in the process.

That knowledge and know-how, combined with my love of writing, had grown into a very “explosive” situation.

I like to share what I know. It is easy to get me going on a topic that I know and love. I was bursting at the seems to write a book.

Boy! Was I in for a surprise. Quite a number of surprises, in fact.

Gut Wrenching Choices

So, I set off to write a book. I had to do something to relieve this tremendous pressure that was building up inside me.

I was immediately confronted with a very hard choice to make. What should I write about?

All my activities, whether professional or amateur, were like my “children”. I loved each one of them equally. The kind of boundless love we reserve for our children. (If you have children, you will know what I mean. If not, then take my word for it. We love them all so strongly that it hurts sometimes.)

So how could I favor one over the other?

I chose to “solve” the problem the same way I fit things in the family budget. All my children have needs and wants. The family budget can only satisfy a few, at any given time. I have to prioritize.

Likewise, I only had enough time and energy for one book at a time. So I set out to list my favorite topics, as they popped into my head, in no particular order:

· Meteorology and weather services,

· Business planning,

· Amateur radio (Ham radio),

· Radio antenna building,

· Radio wave propagation,

· Speculative trading (stock options and currencies),

· Information architecture for Web sites,

· Computer programming,

· French poetry writing,

· Short story writing,

· RV traveling with my wife,

· Outdoor photography,

· …

See what I mean. My time budget could not satisfy all my “children” at once. I had to choose. (How I actually made my final choice will be the subject of another article, one of these days).

Believe me. I have truly been active in all the fields of activity listed above, either professionally, or as a hobbyist. In fact, I am still active in many of them, albeit to a somewhat lesser extent. My wife would not have it any other way!:))

All my activities are quite a strain on my time budget. I have to reserve some quality time with my family! Therefore, I constantly prioritize.

I finally chose to write about “business planning”. My target audience was to be the small business Web entrepreneur.

The Publishing Wall

Writing a book is only a matter of time, discipline and, above all, passion. Oh! Of course, you do have to love to write! No problem, or so I thought!

My problems began, however, when I submitted my manuscript to a number of publishers. That’s when I hit a solid brick wall!

Publishers typically receive hundreds, of not thousands of manuscript every year. Most are unsolicited. Most are from unknown, never published writers.

Yup! You guessed it. I was an unknown, never published writer. All publishers had very good reasons for turning down my “offer”. Some did not even acknowledge receipt, let alone give any explanation.

The Overpowering Doubts

That’s when the doubts began to gnaw at my insides. I was in a weakened state at that point. The writing task – combined with all my other activities – had literally drained me of all energy. I could not begin to see how I would ever get published.

To get my strength back, I went back to what I love to do most. Write. I soon felt good again. After a few weeks, I was ready to fight back.

The Self-Publishing Siren

I set out to search for an alternate way of publishing my book. Self-publishing looked promising.

Instead of the book publisher taking all the risks, you take charge of them! You put up the money to publish your book. Some self-publishing firms will impose a first printing run of two to five hundred books. Others will supply you with a dozen books or so, and publish the rest on demand, as orders come in.

That’s where you get into trouble … again. How do you get the orders to come in? How do you generate the necessary interest? How do you get people to know about the existence, if not the value of your book?

Most self-publishing firms will offer to market your book … for an extra fee, of course. But, even then, you will only get a “burst” of marketing (press, submitting to magazine reviews, international catalogs, etc.).

What happens after the few weeks of marketing campaign. Yup! You guessed it again. You can either wait for these efforts (over which you have no control) to bear fruit. Or you can cough up some more money for yet another marketing campaign!

Some self publishing firms will be “honest” enough to (strongly) hint that you will have to put in a fair amount of time in self promoting activities, such as organizing signature sessions at local libraries and book stores, participating in book publishing events and shows, etc.

Not exactly what I had in mind. Besides I could not afford it anyway. Not enough time, or money.

Fortunately, my research and planning discipline served me well again. I did not submit my book to a self publishing firm.

Trouble On Marketing Hill

I decided to promote my book myself. Fortunately, I had dabbed in Web site building when I was teaching Web site information architecture to senior college students. I knew that “it was possible” to promote my book with a Web site.

So, I went ahead and thoroughly researched this solution. I soon found out that having a Web site does not necessarily mean that it will be found by roaming Web surfers! Therefore, you cannot count on an automatic flow of visitors to your site.

There was more to Web site building and Web marketing than I thought. Much more. I soon discovered that I knew nothing about Web marketing.

New Tricks To Learn

I got lucky. My research enabled me to discover that I could build an effective Web site, efficiently. All that was required were a few hundred dollars, a Web site theme, and useful content. I was ready, willing and able to supply all that.

I also found that I did not need to have special knowledge of Web technology (such as programming, search engine optimization, Web design, usability, navigation issues, etc.).

Most importantly, I found that I could market my knowledge and know-how without ever publishing a book … at least not in the traditional way, yet. I discovered that I would be much better off publishing … one page at a time!

Here’s how it works.

Each article I write on a given aspect of “web business planning” becomes a page on my Web site.

Each page of my Web site attracts it’s own visitors. And because my Web site is built to be “visible” on the Net, it attracts an increasing number of visitors every day. I did not have the faintest idea how to do that. Fortunately, it is one of the many built-in, automatic features of the Web site building system that I use.

By the way, here is proof of the effectiveness this system. At the time of writing this article, my Web site enjoys an enviable spot on the Web. It ranks within the top two percent! It sits near the top of the hill, and the hill is made up of more than 56 million Web sites. You can verify my Web site’s rank on, if you wish.

Each page becomes a revenue generator on it’s own. I can display context relevant Google Adsense adds on them. I can offer links to (topic related) suppliers, as an affiliate. I can even promote and sell my own books, if I ever feel the need to!

The Eureka Rush!

At last! I have found a way to satisfy my craving for writing. As a bonus, I get regular feedback from my Web site visitors, even as I write more content. I have also discovered the intense pleasure of having people express their gratefulness for the helpful information I give them on my site.

Note that I do not sell my information. I give it away! It is part of the give and take of doing business. When I help my visitors, they eventually reward me with their patronage.

I have found a way to generate an income from my writing. I now publish my information in marketable installments, one Web page at a time!

My writing is fast becoming a very enjoyable and rewarding business. I have become convinced that no publisher would ever have been able to match the results I now get by “self-publishing on my Web site”!

Eureka! I have found a way to make my dream come true!

Claude Jollet

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Posted by mark - May 14, 2017 at 2:55 am

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Dog Ear Publishing Online Author Sales Reporting

A brief introduction to the Dog Ear Publishing online author sales reporting system

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Posted by mark - May 2, 2017 at 6:24 pm

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I have a business that I want to get a server for which server is best for a publishing online marketing,sales

your Q doesn’t make any sense. Ask grammatically right

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Posted by mark - August 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm

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How to Grow Your Affiliate Home Based Online Business Through Article Marketing Ideas?

Article directories are usually where we start off submitting articles and for many their article submission process stops there. Whilst this is a proven and highly effective method to build back links to your affiliate home based online business website as well as generate free traffic there are other ways to spread your articles far and wide over the internet.

Before we look at these lesser known article submission methods, do be sure, prior to submitting your articles, to include the resource box at the end of your article as this will not only provide another valuable back link to your site but is also a form of free advertising for your affiliate home based online business. For more details visit to .It is also a good idea to put your publishing guidelines in your resource box as well i.e. “you are welcome to publish my article provided you include the resource box with links intact. “

Start off by doing a search for the terms evinces and article publishing websites as you will be sure to find many links on these sites to submit your articles. It is worth looking at the ozone directories as some do accept article submissions. Going off topic a little here, but if you do have email ozone or email newsletter be sure to submit it to the ozone directories for added exposure.

You could create a free e-book with all your own articles and offer it on your website as a freebie, or give it away to your newsletter signups. You can get more free advertising by adding your own affiliate home based online business advert to the e-book as well.

An article directory added to your own website will encourage visitors who are looking for free content for their own websites.

You could also earn extra online income by becoming a freelance writer by submitting your articles to print publications that pay for submissions.

Create a free report on internet marketing or affiliate home based online businesses, include a few of your related articles and give it away as a bonus to those who purchase a product or service from you?

Ever considered publishing a book containing all the articles you have written and selling the book from your website?

By offering other webmasters the opportunity to get an instant article directory by linking to yours with give you massive exposure and also increase the traffic to your website.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to submit your articles to related online communities, such as newsgroups, forums and email discussion lists as this will attract a huge amount of free advertising to your affiliate home based online business. For more details go to .Do a search using your own main keywords and have a look through the authority sites in the top rankings and you may well find some sites invite you to submit your articles to them. Should your article be accepted and displayed on their site you will benefit greatly. Some of these sites also have their own forum with an article marketing section.

You can gain further valuable exposure by advising others that they are welcome to include your articles in their free e-books. This really is free advertising as you don’t even need to promote the e-book.

Make good use of your auto-responder and set up a campaign offering a weekly article to your website visitors and include your affiliate home based online business email advert with each article.


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Posted by mark - May 20, 2016 at 1:39 am

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Has anyone taken an online writing course by LongRidge Writers Group?

If so, were you successful in completing the course? Did your writing improve with the help of the course? Were you able to get published as a result of the course?

I took a course in writing for Children through the Institute of Children’s Literature (part of this group) about 18 years ago, when it was done by mail instead of on-line. I did learn a lot although I did not put my best effort into it as I was mom to a young child and rather busy. I sent two articles in to publications, was rejected by both and never got around to sending in anything else. I still plan to try again. I found the critiques from my assigned professional writer very helpful.

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Posted by mark - May 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm

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Online English Checker © – Correct Your Writing Now!

It seems like in recent years advanced language processing solutions such as Online English Checker slowly become essential to written communication just as our word processing tools. With a little practice we can easily improve our writing skills and it looks like the latest technological achievements can even make it easier. If you look for new ways that will help you to improve your writing skills – read the following review.

Quick overview

Online English Checker automatically proofreads our writing for basic grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors. These solutions are based on a large database, similar to spell checkers, just that here they compare your writing to proper grammatical variations of your sentences. In most cases these solutions enables us to do the following: grammar check, misspelling and typos correction, and suggesting proper punctuation.

Main benefits

Natural Language Processing technology brings several clear advantages:

* Improving the image we want to project through our writing.
* Helping with critical writing assignments such as job and patent applications.
* Enabling us to better express our thoughts and ideas.
* Saves us time spent on grammar guides.
* Helping us to avoid embarrassing grammar mistakes.

There are probably many other benefits that are not covered here, as this webmarketing tool constantly changes, bringing us new ideas and additional solutions that help us on improving our English writing.

Final words

We may not notice that at the beginning, but this powerful Online English Checker slowly transforms our writing creative and with more style. There are many other ways that can help us improve our English writing, this technology seems to be one of the most effective ones. We can only expect this powerful tool to further develop itself, simply because writing is one of the most important tools that help us fulfill our daily assignments.

Gil Lavitov–correct-your-writing-now-672971.html

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Posted by mark - June 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm

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Free Co-op Mailing Listing Service Helps Book Publishers & Self Publishers Sell Books

Publishers know they can save a lot of money joining others in joint or cooperative mailings. Co-op mailing is not a new concept or idea, but finding other publishers who want to mail to the same lists isn’t easy.

A free service is helping publishers sell more books through cooperative mailings with other publishers. Publishers submit listing information, as to what kind of mailing they want to do, the nature of the books or items they want to promote, and contact information. DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, software and other items work easily here too. The information is published each month free in a newsletter for entrepreneurs and publishers – ‘Helen Hecker’s Biz Hotline.’ We aren’t involved in helping with any arrangements you decide on. We only help you find others who are interested in joining with you by publishing the information in the newsletter, free.

You arrange with others and send out your fliers in co-op mailings to, for example, public libraries, independent bookstores, new age bookstores, children’s bookstores, hospitals, hospital gift shops, elementary schools, high schools, college libraries, college newspapers, colleges & universities, various departments in elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities, to medical libraries, military libraries, museums, and Christian and religion-related lists, etc.

You arrange with others and send out your press releases to daily newspapers, editors, travel columnists, health columnists, medical columnists, weekly newspapers, major magazine and trade publications in the genre field of the book – business, health, medical, disability, travel publications, etc. I’ve mailed several of my own press releases, successfully, in one business-size envelope third class ( bulk mail) for many years, promoting several of our books, videos, DVDs, titles and services and reaping a ton of orders for us in return. We’ve had thousands of write-ups -articles, items and features in many publications over the years. I think the envelopes are opened in the mail room and the editors never see the envelopes that press releases come in. Also they’ll never know if it arrived by priority mail, first class or third class (bulk) mail.

For many years I ran a sideline fee-shared cooperative mailing service to help our publishing company branch and other publishers, promote titles and sell more books through press releases to the print media (newspapers and magazines, for example) and news releases to the broadcast media (radio station talk shows, TV shows, Oprah, Today show, Good Morning America, etc.) Also we sent fliers to libraries, schools, hospitals, hospital gift shops, newspapers, independent bookstores, new age bookstores, etc.

The costs to do a co-op mailing are established by you and your co-op partners, for the amount necessary to do the mailing, then divided up and paid for well in advance of the mailing. This would include the cost of buying and printing #10 business-size envelopes, the cost of renting the labels, postage cost determined by the weight of the piece and other factors, and cost for the mailing house to do the mail out. All fliers are shipped directly to the mailing house with instructions on the box as to which mailing it’s for. The lead person gives them instructions so they know the boxes are coming.

We’ve always had good results from cooperative mailings and many others have reported they have too. Publishers need to know what markets their genres fit into. No two books or products are exactly alike. So one can’t compare the outcome for titles of books in mailings others have done, to their own titles and potential outcome.

Doing co-op mailings is a good way for book publishers, self publishers, (entrepreneurs and other types of business owners too) to distribute their press releases and fliers, and to save a lot of time and money. And this free cooperative mailing service is a good way for you to find other publishers with the same marketing goals.

Helen Hecker

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Posted by mark - June 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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what are some small publishing companies for someone writing their first book?

Me and my best friends are young adults that want our books published. Are there any companies that would take us seriously?

Plenty of companies will take you seriously, at least if you take yourself seriously and turn in a clean, obsessively-revised manuscript. If you’re writing young adult fiction, wouldn’t that make you an expert in the genre? (I’m only assuming the book you wrote is YA.)

Learn how to query here:

Find virtually any market here:

The second link is a subscription kind of deal, but it’s cheap and completely worth it. I don’t think you will be very lucky unless you spend some money looking for the appropriate market.

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Posted by mark - December 19, 2012 at 9:35 pm

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