Wednesday Wing…Blog in a Slump? Need some ideas? #wwwblogs

Rosie's Notebook

With January being a traditionally tough month; cold dark days and nights, the after Christmas slump and the long road to pay day

many of you might be feeling that blogging has become a drag.

Why not give things a bit of TLC?

  • Freshen up your blog header with a bright new picture. Freshen up the Blog description tag line.
  • Update your “About Me” page.
  • Change your sidebar widgets, add new ones, get rid of old ones, or change the order they are in.
  • Look at the “pages” you are displaying are they old and need taking down or changing?
  • Plan some new themed posts, challenges, advice, top tips, interviews for the next couple of months.
  • Check out the annual April A-Z Blogging Challenge, the sign up page will be open on January 25th (2016) This is a great way to meet new bloggers and get new traffic to your blog. All you have to do is prepare and post 26 posts using the letters of the alphabet, they can be about anything, or from a theme, your choice. The letter A gets posted on April 1st and so on, Sundays are a rest day, so that letter Z posts are on April 30th. Bloggers from across any platform take part, the idea is to find a visit new blogs, the sign up list will give you links to all the bloggers, often showing the theme of their blog, like music, film, handicrafts, books etc Here is a link to the main A-Z page http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ where there will be banners and badges that you can use on your blog posts. Plus there is a Twitter community supporting the challenge with Hashtags etc.

2016 Challenge

What do you do when your blog hits a slump?

Catch Up with all my other Wednesday Wing Posts for more TLC ideas

Checking your WordPress is linked to your Twitter helps others share your posts http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7L2

Writer’s Craft books by Rayne Hall full of REALLY useful tips http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7Ma

Hyperlinks, Short links and Linkys http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7Rl

Making your post titles easy to share on Twitter to maximise views. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7SA

Creating Twitter pics that fit http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7Y4

Creating a slideshow on WordPress http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7Yo

Getting the most out of Google+ posts http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7YM

Automated Tweets, LOVE ‘EM or HATE ‘EM? make use of them http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7Za

What’s Your Book Genre? http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-84S

Should you write dreams into your work? http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-84Q

What can I read in the first 10% of your book? http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-84W

Dialogue – he/she said http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-87T

Creating Twitter Lists – http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8ck

Making best use of your Twitter “Thank-You” http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8cn

Should you write a book series? http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-87R

Book Clubs Love ’em? Or Hate em? http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-8JQ

Letter C The April A to Z Blogging Challenge #AtoZChallenge

Day 3 of the April A to Z blogging challenge and my theme is book characters, plus some audience participation.

Letter C is for Charlee Montague in Boot Camp Bride by Lizzie Lamb

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Lizzie Lamb’s characters are so lovable, Charlee became my buddy from the very first line. She was fiery unpredictable and quite honestly a delightful handful. Charlee Montague is an intern at “What’Cha” Magazine, the lowest of the low and given the worst jobs. But she has a passion to make it big and her feisty attitude nearly gets her in to BIG trouble at the book awards when she gives her honest opinion about photographs by high profile author Rafael Fonseca-Ffinch.

Next day instead of being fired she’s given the chance to redeem herself with a story about a young Royal playing away from home. But she has a partner and she must face Ffinch. Her best friend Poppy fills her in on Ffinch; kidnapped in Columbia by the Aguilas Negra, he was left to die, until he was rescued by an Amazon tribe. Now he’s putting all the proceeds of the book in to a hospital boat and Charlee must eat humble pie.

The short story piece is only the tip of the iceberg and Charlee finds herself going the extra mile to get her scoop. Faking an engagement and booking herself in to a Boot Camp for Brides, Charlee’s fulfilling the role, but what is it that Ffinch isn’t telling her? Frustrated Charlee threatens to find the truth herself and just how long will it take for her to also see what else is standing right before her eyes?

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

For the second half of my post I’d like you to create a book title using the letter C for the picture below

A book title and cover picture can often make or break a book sale. Is a book cover eye-catching? Does the book title appeal to the reader?

Have fun creating book titles from my own pictures, you might even think about a genre they could fit.

Children

Leave your suggestion in the comments below and I’ll be choosing my favourite

Here are some randomly chosen fellow bloggers for you to visit today.

http://reviewsfrommyfirstreadsshelf.blogspot.co.uk/

http://missykirtley.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.talesofapeedeemama.com/

http://mybafflingbrain.blogspot.co.uk/

As part of the A to Z blogging Challenge we are asking readers to leave comments, thank you.

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This Years April A-Z blogging Challenge

This years April A to Z blogging Challenge sign up list is once again open and I’m all signed up.

A-Z

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge and Twitter id is @AprilA2Z

Post A-to-Z Road Trip
This will be my third year of taking part and I really recommend it to bloggers.

You can blog about absolutely anything you like as long as you make each post relevant to that day’s letter of the alphabet.

Each year that I’ve taken part my blog followers/ readers have increased significantly, I’ve made new friends and discovered blogs I would never have found on my own. Yes it’s hard work, but if you draft up your posts beforehand and plan ahead it’s really fun.

Why not sign up today? It’s FREE

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2015.html

Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge and Twitter id is @AprilA2Z