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Excellent tips from one who knows ... and who is a great cabin mate while on publishing cruises! Thanks Patsi!
 
 
Checklist for your blog
After I got home from our Publishing at Sea cruise, I checked out the blogs of our amazing group of authors, including those of our experts!

(… I feel like a traffic cop when I do this, but I can’t help myself!) I’m not the blogging police but I have a passion to see good people get good results from a blog.

Most of you failed my blogging checkup! You (all but one or two of you) are hereby verbally fined! Now go fix your blogs with this checklist… please.

Here’s what I look for in an optimized blog (one that gets Google and reader results):
1.       A good blog title with a tag line that says what people will find on this blog (benefits to reader)
2.       A sign up button such as an RSS icon to allow email subscriptions through Feedburner
3.       Relevant post titles that make me want to read the full post
4.       A compelling image with each post
5.       Hyperlinks – at least one per 120 words so that posts are identifiable to search engines.
6.       If posts aren’t at least once a week (twice is better) then I don’t want to see a date on the posts -which alerts me to the fact you haven’t posted in a month … or six!
7.       Author’s name (who is this guy named Admin, anyway?)
8.       A list of recent posts and if there are comments, a list of recent comments.
9.       A list of categories so I can find the ones in my area of interest
10.   A search box so I can find blog posts that interest me

The biggest mistake authors and beginning bloggers make is not to link words in a post. This means you are losing Google juice and making it harder to identify keywords.

Link anytime you refer to another blog, site, author, book, or a concept they can read more about on your blog. If you don’t have anything of your own, you can always link to a page on Wikipedia.

Why? If you want your quality writing to be indexed by search engines, you have to let them know which words – and keyword phrases – are important by hyperlinking them.

This is not meant to be harsh criticism, rather a kick in the pants. If you love your blog, make it more findable to readers. They’ll love you for it.
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http://TheSustainableNonProfitBook.com is a must have book for every nonprofit - even churches! Common sense, insightful and packed with easy to follow instructions and ideas. Buy it today or tomorrow and receive free gifts and/or be one of three lucky people to win free consultation with Debbie regarding your nonprofit needs.
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A picture is worth a thousand words ... and videos are just awesome!
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Agree! What a wealth of information we have at our finger tips, just waiting to be mined ... right +Ellen Naylor, +Amy Collins? 
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Just pulled together a few things into this video to show my creative services. Watcha think?
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Thanks Courtney. It was really great working with you. Have you ever thought of doing private writer tours of ruins? 
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Are you or someone you know, working in/with a nonprofit? You want to know about this book! http://TheSustainableNonprofitBook.com Order today and get free gifts in addition - and one of three opportunities for coaching from Debbie herself.
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Cartoonist, Illustrator, Graphic Recorder and Christian Speaker
Skills
Creative Connector, Web design, artist, graphic recorder, writer, speaker, life coach
Story
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Illustrating You - Your Brilliance, Your Expertise, Your Potential - YOU!
Introduction

As a Creative Service Provider, I Illustrate you through a variety of artistic and creative mediums including web design, graphic recording, cartoons and illustrations and virtual assistant services. 

The approach is a whole-istic approach and includes understanding you are, what your message is and what resonates with you in your business, personal life and future goals.

My work has appeared as interior book illustrations, presentation cartoons, logos and as live facilitation for workshops, board meetings, seminars and one-on-one Creative Consultations.

A news article in TIME magazine mentioned an online community that I created in their March, 2007 issue. 

I am a Creative Life Coach, have served in Christian ministry for the past 30 years and work in the secular arena with professional speakers, authors and entrepreneurs.

Visual and experiential learning maximizes retention, recall, and understanding.

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Developed first online community for Pastors Wives and women in ministry mentioned in TIME Magazine in 2007.
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