Welcome Blog Hoppers!
As part of my learning curve of being a new author, I’ve been learning how to become a better blogger, to reach out to people, for it is my belief that if I reach a larger audience, I can share the lessons and and even add to the messages from my book.
I’ve been following an awesome, month-long course “Book Marketing Challenge” (by ) for marketing books, full of inspirations, lessons and challenges, which landed in my email box daily. As a result of this internet course, I have realized I have so much to learn! I had no idea how much I didn’t know about book marketing and blogging, and this is a great resource!
There are so many areas I want to pursue as a result, yet the last day gave me a lesson which delivered a jolt of surprise.
I learned a big lesson from Ali Luke: when aspiring to become a guest blogger, it may not be necessary to start at the bottom if you have a good message to share… you can go right to the top!
It’s really an awesome article, and since I don’t want to do a hack job trying to reword it, I’ll give you the link to follow (she’ll even explain what guest blogging is!):
For those of you who have been following my journey, from publishing first as an eBook then on to the paperback, you’ve been reading some of my posts where I’ve been sharing the how’s of self publishing. Why? Good question!
Not only do I want to share the lessons from the book, but if it is your dream to become a published author, then I want to help you, by hopefully helping to remove a potential barrier.
We can have a lot of barriers in our lives, which prevent us from going after what we want most. Some of those barriers exist in the exterior world, and some of those barriers are within us. Neither one is worse, or more impossible to overcome.
The purpose of my book is to help you figure out how to re-work, remove some of those barriers and then to find the inner strength to move forward.
When I blog about certain events in my life, I’m trying to stick to my theme of helping other people, by showing how things were handled… at least those moments where I feel I have something to impart!
I don’t think that being a “Lemonade Maker” means that our lives become perfect and trouble free… really? I haven’t met anyone who hasn’t had troubles to deal with… or difficult emotions to wrangle!
I think it means we develop the tools to better handle those things which come up. Hopefully we’ll become less reactionary, and tossed around, and more in charge, ( I was going to say “even of our inner world”, but “especially our inner world” is probably more appropriate!)
So, I’ll continue to share what I’m going through, and what I’m learning, since this is the most authentic way I know of to share the lessons of the book!
Let me know if something strikes a chord with you?