After persevering through the daunting task of writing their first novel, some writers (like me) have made the monumental mistake of thinking it's finished and query it too soon. Taking it out of the oven half-baked and presenting it to customers can be unnerving while they chew on the sticky dough. Most spit it out... Continue Reading →
When I think about branding, I think of the scorched brand on a cow's rump which says, "This here cow is mine, ya'll!" Then I think about commercials selling products on TV. "This product makes laundry cleaner," or "Buy this new car and you'll be as cool as Matthew McConaughey." Personal brands aren't much different.... Continue Reading →
Featured on Discover is the blog award given by the WordPress editors. I’ve been honored to win five of these awards. They have brought thousands of views and lots of new followers to the Wild Ride. Today, I’ll let you in a little secret how you can be Discovered on WordPress too! Editor's Picks, Freshly Pressed,... Continue Reading →
Welcome new blog followers! I hope you'll sit back, relax, and read how a surprising discovery was ironic in six twisted ways when one of my posts was featured on WordPress Discover. Last week, while sipping coffee and checking my Twitter notifications, I noticed WordPress had tweeted my blog post, 18 Best Blog Tips: New Ways... Continue Reading →
Pinterest is one of the best ways to increase blog traffic. Joining Pinterest group boards can assist you in a big way. The idea is to pin across many boards to get traction and increase the number of repins. In other words, instead of waiting for others to build your numbers, you can pin on... Continue Reading →
After six years of blogging, I've compiled eighteen of my best blog tips for you including how to promote blog posts and ways to increase traffic. I've learned a lot from the school of hard knocks. Maybe this will help keep you going until 2023! The first time I hit publish was in spring of 2011... Continue Reading →
Good morning, Wild Riders! Are you on social media? Do you have a Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or Facebook Page? Would you like to increase your views and followers? Here's your chance. Drop ONE link from ONE social media account, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or Facebook in the comment section and follow at least THREE more. This... Continue Reading →
Sometimes fate is created with a hint of timing, a splash of coincidence, and a whole gallon of serendipity. When our ceiling caved in from our demon washing machine, contractors and workers descended on our home. At first, I thought water damaged three rooms. Then we discovered ALL of the wood floors would have to... Continue Reading →
Here are a few tips and life hacks to help you crush procrastination and improve your blog or writing project.
Welcome to the premier issue of Wild Rider Magazine including discoveries from around the web, tips, hacks and a sweet recipe.
My Facebook page blew up with comments after I shared an article written for The Guardian by Ros Barber entitled, “For me traditional publishing means poverty, but self-publishing? No way.” Whoa! She believes that making a living as a writer is almost impossible when being traditionally published since authors receive such a low percentage on... Continue Reading →