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10 Benefits of Guest Blogging You Can’t Get on Your Own Blog


  When my editor Barbara Ardinger asked if I'd share an excerpt from the upcoming 2nd edition of my book, Color Your Life Happy, on her blog I immediately agreed. You see, I've learned that guest blogging has benefits I can't get from my own blog. When you began blogging you probably were told if you work hard writing compelling content, you'd eventually build a big following of readers and subscribers. That sounds reasonable, except it's not exactly true. Without reaching out beyond your own blog, you're on a steep uphill … [Continue reading…]

Would you write if it meant you risked getting your fingers chopped off?

Mammy Prater, 115-year old ex-slave. Image originally from Library of Congress is no longer available from Amazon

Imagine you want to write a letter to your husband. There is no Facebook, Twitter, email. As a matter of fact, there is no internet. It's 1830, you are an African American slave and every aspect … [Continue reading…]

9 Steps to Writing and Publishing a Book


Aspiring authors have many fears, uncertainties, false notions, and misconceptions. Who can blame them?  Until recent years, the inner workings of the publishing industry were mysterious to us … [Continue reading…]

The Mighty Maya, Dr. Angelou to You

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How to Use LinkedIn Publishing Platform

http://youtu.be/dg-O15iCRug LinkedIn is now giving you another way to increase your visibility with its new LinkedIn publishing platform. It's being rolled out to all LinkedIn users, but if you … [Continue reading…]