How Sociable Will I Be When I Die?

How Sociable Will I Be When I Die?

What happens to your online life when you drop off the perch? With so much interlinking, auto-sharing, auto-posting and re-tweeting I’m really wondering if I might just live on (socially speaking) for a few years without anyone noticing that I am actually quite dead. Perhaps I can plan for this eventuality by setting up some horribly clever automation that will have me bothering people from the grave and having a damn good chuckle at the joke from six-feet under. It wouldn’t take too much effort to link a few social media accounts and have them re-post to each other, ad infinitum, loop, loop, loop, laugh, laugh. With a WordPress blog,

How To Be A Twitter Star

How To Be A Twitter Star

Everyone likes to be liked, and be popular on Twitter. For many Twitter users this popularity is often measured by the ratio of followers to following. Simply put; if you have more people following you than you are following, you are popular. While this is not necessarily true, Twitter does encourage this belief by imposing follow limits that make getting past their 5,000 following limit a little difficult. Because of this limit, many users unfollow a bunch of other users in the hope that more will follow them, thus improving their follow ratio. But this is really counterproductive. By unfollowing someone who is following you, chances are they will unfollow

Writers Who Can’t Write

Writers Who Can’t Write

A good writer checks every word they write It never ceases to amaze me how little effort some writers put into their promotional writing for their own books. After slaving away for months or even years writing a book, surely the book deserves a little extra time and effort to promote it in the best possible light. Some book descriptions, author bios, social media bios and other promotional texts I have seen look like mere afterthoughts and in some cases, not even properly proofread. I was prompted to write this post after seeing the word ‘writing’ incorrectly spelt in not one but three author bios just this week. No, I’m

How To Increase Blog Traffic

How To Increase Blog Traffic

How can you boost blog traffic to your site? There is not a lot of use slaving away on your blog if no one reads it. Every blogger would like to increase blog traffic, but where do you begin? While attracting subscriptions to a blog’s RSS feeds is still considered one of the best ways to keep your readers, times are changing. More and more blog readers are coming from referrals, searches and links. The best resource to use to analyse your blog traffic is Google Analytics. It’s a ‘must have’ tool. A check on my own blog’s traffic sources for the last six months led me to some interesting