Category Archives: Wordpress/ Author Websites

Are you backing up your site or blog? 3 Easy Ways to Save all of Your Hard Work

You back up your computer (I hope? If not, start using Backblaze asap!), but you might not have thought to back up your precious site or blog. With all the time and energy you put in to your site, here are three easy ways to make sure that if there were to be an unfortunate security issue, hack, or melt down, you’d have a
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What the heck do I blog about? Blogging ideas for fiction authors who feel stuck in a rut

You’re a writer who wants to keep a blog. You know it’s great for your readership; it expands your reach and keeps readers and fans engaged in between books. You also kind of enjoy it, when you know what to write about. But that’s the problem, ain’t it? What the heck do we write about?   I’m asked this question all.the.time. This comment from
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January Blog Post Replay: “Do I really need an author website?” Some thoughts.

If you have been sitting on the fence and wondering whether you really need an author website or not; OR if you have a site but you’re not sure if it’s working effectively, here is some food for thought. PEOPLE GOOGLE. Like, all the time.   When you tell people that you are an author, they get curious. And we all know what curiosity
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January Blog Re-play: 14 items to Include in Your Author Media Kit (& why you NEED one)

Above is an example of a media page from author Kathy Lynn Harris’s website. So do you need a media page (also known as a media kit?) If you are considering a blog tour, are contacting reviewers, want to be featured on blogs, websites or your local or national newspaper/ magazine, a media page is a killer resource to have. It makes reporters and bloggers owners’ lives a ton
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Yo Laura! How Do I Get More Traffic to My Website?

You know how you find yourself answering the same questions over and over? Well two questions I get asked all the time are:   1. “What are the best local coffee shops in XYZ city?” and 2. “How the heck do I get more traffic to my website or blog?”   Pull up a chair and I’ll happily rattle off a tried and tested list
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Our Top 5 Favorite Authorlicious Sites!

Friends!! It’s been a whole 6 weeks since we officially launched our Authorlicious website theme for authors, and we’ve really enjoyed the process. Thanks for supporting us on our first (non-book) launch! We’ve had some fantastic authors grab a copy, and we’ve watched them transform their sites into something wonderful that we wanted to share with you. Below is a sample of some of our
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How to transfer your Blogger site to WordPress (without having a nervous breakdown)

Way back when, I used to have a Blogger site called Peps Around the World. The site chronicled my crazy adventures living in Japan, and then my move to California and my first experiences in the US of A. Thankfully I killed that beast a long time ago when I started 30 Day Books, and the evidence has been destroyed! I have since discovered
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It’s the Official Authorlicious Announcement!

Hi there. Today is a good day. A very good day. I will be celebrating with a glass of something fizzy tonight! Because… today we are officially introducing the Authorlicious website theme! If you’re a newsletter subscriber, you may have read about our “list launch” in August. Well today we are taking it PUBLIC. Q. So what is Authorlicious? A. A WordPress Theme for self-published
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How to understand website hosting & domain names: FAQs for confused authors

  It’s time for week 2 of our Author Website Fridays – How to understand website hosting & domain names :) This one is like an algebra problem for many people. Understanding how to host your website and get a domain name is no piece of cake. I’ll try to break it down in the simplest way here, but if you have further questions, leave
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If there are free WordPress themes, why should you pay for a premium one?

Hi there! Yes, it’s Friday (thank goodness!) but no, there is no round up of book marketing across from across the web here this week. While I enjoyed sharing the links with you each week, it’s something that I am seeing on several sites, and I’m not sure I was really adding any value to the table. Sooo… from now on, Fridays are going
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