Publishing a book takes effort, so before you start, do a reality check: Do you have what it takes to make your blog a book?

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Engagement is what turns casual readers into regular subscribers, and subscribers into raving fans. What are you doing to engage readers?

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We frequently hear our literary friends asking how to manage their writing time more effectively, and while blogs often come up in the conversation, the idea of using a blog to build and test material for a new book is not often mentioned. Nina shared her suggestions for posting frequency and word count goals, and even for the busiest of writers, her suggestions are very attainable.

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Every author, or soon to be author, who reads this blog knows one indisputable fact: completing a book is hard work. Blood, sweat and tears flow – and that’s just to get through chapter one. Or is there an easier way? Publishing expert Nina Amir thinks so, and after reading her book, How to Blog a Book: How to Write, Publish and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time, I do too.

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It’s hard to know when to stop sometimes, isn’t it?  Over the last few years, it’s been drilled into our heads that we must deliver outstanding content to be a successful blogger.  If we don’t, Google will reject us.  And no one wants to be rejected by Google. So we add a bit more, tinkering here and there in hopes of finding the right combination of eye candy to entice our readers.  But none of it really seems to work and what we’re left with is visual clutter, overworked posts, and unremarkable content. So, how do we streamline our blogging process to deliver the relevant, quality content our readers demand?  Let’s see what the online authorities can share to help us in our quest for blogging simplicity.

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In this interview, Nina Amir provides tips on how to turn your blog into a book, position yourself as an expert, and build your writing career upon an inspired foundation. 

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It’s difficult to post fresh content on your blog every single week. Even the most inspired writers hit a wall once in a while. But don't get too frustrated. Not every blog post needs to be a brilliant essay. It's possible to be an effective blogger and spend less than 15 minutes writing each post! How? By varying the kinds of posts you publish, you’ll keep readers more engaged and make it easier for you to generate compelling content on-time—all the time.

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