Take a poll! It’ll be fun! Please? Pretty please? :-D


So, there’s probably been a flood of polls up on WordPress blogs these last few days. You can blame the folks running Blogging 201. 😉 But, I figure I’d join in the fray to get a better idea of what brings you back here (or brought you here in the first place). I post a little bit of everything related to writing and publishing (though primarily self-publishing), and I’m considering opening up the blog to guests in a weekly feature that would be focused on a particular craft or self-publishing topic. But, what I’d really like to know is what kind of posts are most worth your time. What do you like to see and what is the most helpful to you? So, if you have a moment, click away at the poll below!

If the choices in the poll don’t cut it, feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by! 😀

P.S. This poll will self-destruct on November 7th.

Happy Halloween and My 100th Post!

Pumpkin100That’s pretty crazy, right? I only started this thing back in late June and I’ve already eclipsed the 100 posts mark (slow for some perhaps, but fast for me). I’d say that’s pretty good. Right? Quiet voice from back of room: “Sure dude! Whatever!” 😉 So, I really wasn’t sure what to do with blog post 100, so I’m just going to throw some bloggy stats out.

Total views: 2304

Total visitors: 1469

Total comments: 197

Followers: 164

Views from search engines: 189

Top post (aside from homepage): Wow… BookBub… Wow

Most clicks: Amazon.com

Best month: September 734

Best week: September 1 (154 visitors, 268 views)

Top 5 Countries that visit my site: US, Brazil, UK. Germany, Canada

Spam blocked: 4,068

Alrighty then! Onward and upward! Use this info as you will. Maybe as a barometer for the success of your own site? I hope you’ve enjoyed hanging out with me for these first 100 posts.

Tally Up Twitter Tuesday – 10/27



Been a while since I’ve posted this feature, so figured I’d dust it off with a fresh look. These are some of the more interesting things I’ve shared over on Twitter in the last week. Enjoy!


As always, you can get these links first hand by following me over on Twitter. 🙂

Why Do I Blog?

As an author, “they” say you need a social media platform. It’s true. You should have somewhere you can stand up and be seen/heard. For some people, that platform is Facebook or Twitter. But, I just don’t feel like I get as much out of those as I do here. For me, it’s about killing two birds with one stone. Yes, I need an author platform, but I also enjoy sharing my experiences as a self-published author with others. I learned a ton from folks who shared and I want to pay it forward by doing the same for someone else. I like feeling like I’m being helpful.

So, after writing on this blog since June, I’ve gained 150+ followers and average ~100 visitors a week. My three goals for the end of the year are as follows:

Gain another 100 followers

Average 200 visitors a week

Get people to actually comment on my posts!

This is part of the WordPress Blogging 201 challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing what I learn over the next few weeks and applying it to what I blog about. If you haven’t heard of Blogging 201, you can check it out here.

Have your own goals for your blog? Let us know in the comments and thanks for stopping by!