What you find helpful, inspiring or informative can be a very subjective business, but not knowing where to go when you’re confronted by a writing roadblock is a universally frustrating experience.. One great way to improve your writing is to learn from the best.
Here are five blogs that are not only good examples of excellent blogging but will also help you hone your craft and sell more books.With that in mind, here are five must-read blogs and sites gathered from the cream of the Google search crop
The Creative Penn is written by Joanna Penn is a must read. Joanna is the ultimate authorpreneur and book marketer. The Creative Penn offers information and inspiration on writing, self-publishing, book marketing and how to make a living with your writing through articles, podcast episodes, video, books and courses.Started in Dec 2008, the Creative Penn has a frequency of 1 blog per week.
Michael is the CEO of one the biggest publishing houses and he has great insight on the industry and how it is changing. Contributing in the form of an e-magazine, website, podcast Michael Hyatt’s website is an ardent source of information for all authors.Michael S. Hyatt is an author, blogger, speaker, and the former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers. Hyatt’s publishing career began at Word Publishing while a philosophy student at Baylor University. He started his own publishing company, Wolgemuth & Hyatt, with Robert Wolgemuth in 1986. In 1992, Word acquired Wolgemuth & Hyatt.
3. Seth’s Blog
Seth Godin is one of the most popular bloggers on the web. He is a good example of how to blog well. He has great advice on how to market your book, yourself and your ideas. After leaving Spinnaker in 1986, he used $20,000 in savings to found Seth Godin Productions, primarily a book packaging business, out of a studio apartment in New York City. He then met Mark Hurst and founded Yoyodyne. After a few years, Godin sold the book packaging business to his employees and focused his efforts on Yoyodyne, where he promoted the concept of permission marketing
Copyblogger is the best site for learning how to write good blog posts. Not only will following this blog (and reading the most popular posts) improve the quality of your blog posts but your overall writing as well. Highly recommended. Copyblogger founder Brian Clark has been building businesses with online content marketing since 1998, way before anyone used that term. Seven years and three successful businesses later, Brian decided to share what he knew with the world. Since January 2006, Copyblogger has been teaching people how to create killer online content. Not bland corporate crap created to fill up a company webpage. Valuable information that attracts attention, drives traffic, and builds your business.
Rob Eagar specializes in helping authors sell tons of books. His blog has practical advice from speaking, to radio, to how to execute a successful book signing.Rob Eagar is one of the most accomplished book marketing experts in America and a leading specialist in the field of direct-to-consumer marketing. He’s personally coached over 400 authors, consulted with top publishing houses, and helped clients hit the New York Times bestseller list three different ways, including new fiction, new non-fiction, and backlist non-fiction.
We write for different reasons. It could be to invest in our passions, make a living or for relevancy. Whatever your endgame is, the above websites will help you improve your writing skills. Some focus on increasing your content conversion rates or boosting your sales from your site.What do you think? Are there any good blogs we missed? Post them below in the comments