New and fabulous!

Check out the new look at A Writer’s Life for Me. It’s absolutely beautifully done! Love the colours, the tone and the background.

I love that I can see the books Mishka’s written right away on the side. They’re easy to find and those covers are stunning so they add to the overall look of the site. Plus, the entire site just looks so professional.

Do you know of a blog that has done a recent change and looks better than ever? Let me know!

Post ideas for writers

There are times when I’ve struggled to come up with an idea for my blog that has something to do with writing. It’s all good and fine to write about my dog (and I do that) but I’d like to try and maintain a little bit of purpose to the blog. That requires that my posts be about writing, or reading or something related to either. Coming up with a topic on a daily basis can be challenging.

So, when I found this site, I thought: great ideas and they’re specifically for writers who blog. Awesome.

It’s really great because there are those days when I’m running between my day job, my hubby and our very hyper akita and I barely have time to eat dinner, let alone think about my blog. I know everyone has days like that. So this is a great resource.

And here’s another link that I thought was great! Michael Hyatt had this great post for ideas that are really great (also for writers! Yeey!)

Finally, Julie Jarnagin has a great post for writers who want ideas (101 of them!):

Reading them got me going. Certainly gave me some great ideas to use. I’m hoping they’ll help you out as well! Don’t worry if this post disappears, I’ve added these to the Resources page.

Tips for indie authors

Found two great sites for indie authors. One on reasons to blog and another on how to blog.

When I first started out, I didn’t know the difference between a blog and a website. I didn’t think I’d need to know the difference because I was a writer. Why would I ever keep a blog?

Molly Greene has a great answer to that question. I’m not going to repeat what she says (she says it way better than I ever could). Just click here and you’ll see what I mean.

Now, getting a blog is all good and dandy but if you have a blog, you want traffic and that only comes if your blog is both engaging and worthwhile to the reader. Karen Lotter has these five amazing tips. I had no idea how important it is to use good titles and headlines. Google doesn’t ‘get’ puns and sarcasm and so they won’t lead your post to your intended audience.

I’ve also posted these sites on my Resources page along with those others already there. Have a read!