Anyway I'm only telling you this because one of the posts I saw this week had a fabulous post on ways you can improve your blog. Usually I don't read those kinds of posts because they almost always have some squirrely way of getting visitor counts by sneaky link backs or something--you know, underhanded crap that has nothing to do with engaging with others or writing useful content--but this post was great and one thing it said really stuck out at me: you're either blogging as a hobby, or as a business. If as a hobby, then why blog when you don't want to?
So, here are my links this week.
This week, Roni Loren donated a critique for auction (clean water donation). The auction has ended now but the site is fantastic and you can still visit it for other critique auctions.
Meghan Ward lists 8 secrets to a successful writer's group.
And the post that had the treasure trove of good stuff. In particular my favs were:
- 5 Ways to improve your blog
- Things Victoria Mixon learned from Stephen King
- The importance of sucking for a while by Tawna Fenske- this post from back in January proves why Tawna is an excellent writer. Some people have that "it" factor, and she has it, baby.
And finally, one of the biggest talked-about posts this week is the one on divorce in the Internet era from Nathan Bransford. Admit you read it or are rushing to read it because you want to hear about his divorce. Caught you!