Does Google Know Where You...

9 Steps to Improve Your Rankings! Whether you are a writer or in another line of business, you want Google to be able to find you. If you have a website, you want it found, ideally on the first page. If you don’t have a website, but want to build an internet business presence, you want to be easily located.   Numerous studies have been done and show that over 85% of searchers do not venture past the...

Web Headlines

I spent years writing captivating headlines with catchy phrases. In addition to brainstorming them, I loved picking one to use. Guess what, that is not what works online. The web wants keyword/s that are rich and benefit-oriented headlines. For someone like me, that is boring. The good news is you can put your catch headline in the first sentence. - Having a keyword increases clicks. - Having a...

Statista Chart: Google and...

I enjoy these stats from Statista Chart, that I wanted to share this one on top social networks that are important for writers.   With a reach of 72.6% among iOS and Android app users, Facebook ranked as the most popular mobile app in the United States in September 2014. According to comScore’s data, Facebook’s controversial decision to disable the messaging feature in its primary app...

2015 Northwest Travel Writ...

Since I’ve attended this as a presenter, I found it to be very professional, worthwhile, and quite a bargain for attendees and presenters alike. ~MDH   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Mattie John Bamman / 207.408.0496 / mattie.bamman@gmail.com     Announcing the 2015 Northwest Travel Writers Conference Seventh annual conference calls travel writers to connect with NW...

Where Do You Find Time To ...

Where do you find time to write? That is a question most writers ask themselves at one time or another or all of the time.   I’ve taken more time management classes than I can count and always pick up a hint or two that I can incorporate. However, I discovered most people taking these classes are the ones who never bother to implement what they learn and the others don’t need the classes in the first...

Publishing–Good, Gre...

Some of this month’s column will be an excerpt from “$uccess, Your Path to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill.  However, it does not cover e-books and any publisher should include ebooks at this stage in the game. I love the feel of a hard book, but ebooks are here to stay, You will find more statistics at Statista The publishing world can be overwhelming, but don’t let it...

Writer’s Retreat, Es...

View this in your browser » At the you can focus exclusively on your writing for one exhilarating extended weekend! It’s your chance to experience the rush of sharing your work among a small, engaged group of your fellow writers, and getting the kind of feedback and attention to your manuscript that many aspiring authors can only...

Culture and Traditions of ...

  Travel inquisitive person is well aware of the picturesque beauty of Srilanka; the Island nation in the northern part of the Indian Ocean. However along with all those ‘not to miss places’, from scintillating Adam’s peak to all those exotic beaches all around the perimeter; there lies an unfathomable varieties of traditional realm in this small, yet very big cultural nation. The...
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