Author: Jennifer Mattern

  • Quick Tip: Keep Blog Post Ideas Coming by Writing a Series

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 7, 2015
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    Recently we looked at eight blog post ideas you can fall back on if you suddenly aren't sure what to write about on your blog. Today I have another tip along those lines -- something you can do on a regular basis to make idea generation a bit easier. This week's quick tip for bloggers is to write post series […]
  • The All Indie Writers Podcast Q&A Special

    By Jennifer Mattern on July 6, 2015
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    Apologies for the delay in this episode of the All Indie Writers Podcast. I ran into some recording difficulties last week. But that will not affect the schedule for our next episode, which will go out Friday of next week. This week's episode is a Q&A special -- the first general writers' Q&A special, although I've done one specific to […]
  • Quick Tip: Sort and Filter for Easier Email Management

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 30, 2015
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    A frequent productivity complaint of writers is that social media can become a big distraction from their writing. That hasn't been an issue for me recently. But something else has: email. Today is my first day back to work after about a week off. It wasn't planned time off. I simply decided to take some personal time, after clearing up […]
  • Quick Tip: Keep Your Book Marketing as Creative as Your Writing

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 23, 2015
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    I've been ranting for the last week or two about atrocious examples of marketing from companies like Upwork, Freshbooks, and Canva. So it feels like a good time to change gears and get back to the things writers should focus on rather than avoid. This week's quick tip for writers is a bit of a lead-in to Friday's podcast episode. There, […]
  • 7 Ways to Speed Up Your Website (Infographic)

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 20, 2015
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    Whether you're a freelance writer with a professional site, an author with a site to promote your books, or a blogger, website speed and stability matters. So for this week's "short share" feature, let's look at some tips for speeding up your WordPress websites. This infographic comes from MadLemmings.com. Courtesy of: Mad Lemmings How many of these tips have you […]
  • More Unique Content for Newsletter Subscribers and a New Blog Post Schedule

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 18, 2015
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    For most of this year I've stuck with a five-posts-per-week schedule here on the All Indie Writers blog. While there have been a few exceptions due to personal days and extra time off required to take care of our cancer kitty during a couple of rough weeks, that schedule has been pretty consistent. I've decided that it's time to change […]
  • 8 Blog Post Ideas to Fall Back On

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 17, 2015
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    Do you ever get blogger's block - feeling like you've already blogged about everything in your niche and you can't come up with new blog post ideas? I do. I'd bet most bloggers do from time to time. No matter how much you've written, you probably haven't really tapped your niche, even if it's a narrow one. So when these […]
  • Quick Tip: Tie Your Book to a Worthy Cause

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 16, 2015
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    When you promote a new book release, chances are good you'll send out at least one press release. And one of the biggest book launch press release mistakes I see authors make is sending a release with nothing newsworthy to say. That fact that you're releasing a new book is very rarely newsworthy on its own, unless you're a well-known […]
  • 3 Ways to Torpedo Your Blogger Outreach Efforts (Infographic)

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 13, 2015
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    Earlier this week, I went off on Elance / Upwork for their BS blogger outreach efforts that targeted me and several other colleagues (I've heard from at least six others now who were a part of this supposed "handful" of targeted blogs). In that post, I shared a simple infographic highlighting the three big mistakes Upwork made, in the hopes […]
  • Ways Bloggers Can Minimize the Impact of Being on Skeazy Pitch Lists (Podcast)

    By Jennifer Mattern on June 12, 2015
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      The latest episode of the All Indie Writers Podcast is now live. As promised in my last post's comments, it includes an extension of the Elance / Upwork fiasco with their lame blogger relations attempt. Then I move on to offer a few tips to bloggers who are tired of finding themselves on these lists. Also in this episode: […]