The Twitter Twelve

twitter-birdThe amount of time we spend on social media can be daunting. With Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and so much more, it’s nearly impossible to get in, get out and get on with what you’re really supposed to be doing.

Twitter is an integral part of most of our social media strategies; however, like the other platforms, it’s easy to get caught up in the “social” aspect of the platform. Try this system to spend less time managing Twitter. Continue reading “The Twitter Twelve”

Anthems for Authors – Wrapped up in Books

This song, Wrapped up in Books, by Belle and Sebastian makes me want to put my smart librarian glasses on, get a bunch of college students, and film a video in a library. Each student could be reading a different book (since I’ve authored more than twenty at this point) and how cute would that be? I just need to find a band who could write a song and work my titles in and…oh well, never mind. That sounds like too much work. I’ll just sit back and enjoy their video instead.

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Plugins Every Author Can Use

toolboxAs authors, it’s important for us to have a website or blog devoted to our work. A common and easy way to do this is to use WordPress or Google (via Blogger or Google Sites). Neither method requires HTML knowledge, so they’re easy to use and manage. While these sites are pretty basic, we authors can use plugins (for WordPress) or widgets (Blogger) to add fancy features that would normally require us to know all sorts of programming languages (XML, HTML, JAVA) if we had to create them on our own.

So, today I’m offering up some cool plugins/widgets all authors should consider for their sites. Continue reading “Plugins Every Author Can Use”