On Thursday we launched a new product to help people with one of the problem that really seems to vex authors: keeping up a blog.
And not just maintaining a blog.
Creating a blog that draws traffic, establishes your authority, influence, and likability. In other words, a blog that helps sell books.
When I talk to authors about blogging, this is often what I hear:
“I don’t want to take time away from my book.”
“What would I write about that people want to read?”
“I work a job, you know. Who has time?”
“Are you kidding? It takes me 3 days to polish one page in my book!”
I know this is a sensitive question for lots of authors. Sure, we all know that we’re supposed to be blogging regularly. Creating community. Building platform. Engaging readers.
But if you’ve also got a work in progress, and a day job besides, it can seem like way too much work.
Creating blog articles that people actually want to read isn’t all that easy, is it?
That’s why I think you’re going to love the new product Joan Stewart (ThePublicityHound) and I created just to help authors struggling with this part of their career.
What It Is
What’s 17 Amazingly Simple Blog Post Templates all about?
It’s about making it easier for you to post to your blog regularly, without using hours of your time or sitting there staring at a blank screen, wondering “What can I write about that readers really want to read?”
Each of these 17 article templates gives you a basic layout for a blog article. They can be used by any author and in any subject, category, or genre. Not only that, you can use them again and again.
For instance, one template gives detailed instructions for an article like “When to use (A) and when to use (B).”
You could use this template to quickly write blogs like “When to print offset and when to print on-demand” or “When to use the big bobbin and when to use the small one” or “When to ignore plagiarism, and when to demand action.” Get the idea?
Each template suggests headlines, photos to use, and basically walks you through the process. The PDF that accompanies the templates has tips from Joan on every part of each article template. We’ve also included finished samples of each template so you can see exactly what a completed article will look like.
It’s a blueprint that tells you what to write in the first paragraph, what to write in the second paragraph, when to drop in a sub-head, when to use a bulleted or numbered list, what to write next, and how to end the post.
It’s all your writing, we’ve just made it a lot easier than staring at a blank screen wondering what to do next.
When You Just Don’t Have the Time
Here are some ways authors are already using our Blog Templates:
- To promote your expertise—Several of our blog templates will enhance your expertise in topics you already know well.
- When you’re pressed for time—Great for short posts that you can complete in less than 30 minutes.
- When you’re on vacation—Use a few of our ideas for evergreen posts that you can schedule to be published while you’re gone.
- To get started—The most difficult sentence to write is often the first one, but the templates make it easy.
- When you can’t think of anything to write about—Each template gives you a structure; just plug in your own words.
Launch Sale Going On Right Now
The whole package will save you a huge amount of time, and take months off your learning curve if you’re just starting to blog.
Best of all, you don’t have to be a techie to use these templates. They are simple to use Microsoft Word files, so if you can copy and paste, you can use these article templates.
But the sale ends Monday, March 2 at midnight.
That means right now is the best time to check this out.
You can get the whole story here: 17 Amazingly Simple Blog Post Templates for Authors.
Do yourself a favor and have a look.
(I wish I had this amazing resource when I started blogging back in 2009—it would have saved me a ton of time and research!)
I’ve also posted a complete replay of Thursday’s webinar so you can see it at your leisure: 7 Fast, Easy Ways to Pull Traffic to Your Author Blog. It will be up only while the promotion is going on, so if you want to learn some of Joan and my best tips for blogging, watch it now.