Blogging tips for authors: how to generate new blog ideas


I’ve heard from quite a few authors lately who just can’t think of anything interesting to write about on their blogs.

Sure, they know frequent blog updates are crucial for keeping their existing readers engaged, updating social media feeds, and  attracting new visitors to their websites. In short, they know that blogging is one of the best free tools for promoting their books.

But they also feel like most of their creative energy goes into those books, and there’s not much left over for weekly or, God forbid, daily posts. And forget about sticking strictly to a content-publishing schedule (which would, if they could muster it, create a sense of expectation and excitement in their readers).

If this sounds familiar, if you’re an author struggling to generate the kinds of blog posts that consistently interest your fans, I hope the three articles linked below will help you find the missing inspiration to blog, blog often, and build a bigger readership for your books:

Ten Blog Content Ideas for Authors to Keep Your Loyal Readers Happy

Blogging for Authors: How to Spend Less Time Coming Up w/ Your Next Article Idea

Seven Blogging Tips for Authors

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Chris Robley
Chris Robley is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."



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