From Category: Blogging Resources
Carolyn Howard-Johnson is the author of the How to Do It Frugally series of books on marketing and editing for indie authors. Her blog The New Book Review reprints positive reviews submitted by authors and reviewers. In this blog post, she explains the basics of writing a helpful review on Amazon, Goodreads, or similar sites to promote your favorite books by other authors.
Create your own weblog with this free, user-friendly service that offers a variety of templates. One of the more popular blog hosting services.
Compfight is a search engine to locate Creative Commons (public domain) images on the photo-sharing site Flickr. Use it to illustrate your literary blogs, book covers, or promotional materials.
Audio and video blogging and podcasting tool has several price tiers starting at $4.95 per month, with a 7-day free trial period.
LJ offers a free service with optional paid add-ons
Pexels is a curated archive of free stock photos that writers can use to illustrate their blogs, book covers, or promotional materials.
Award-winning radio host and producer Jeff Brown offers classes and one-on-one coaching to create more effective podcasts. The training covers skills such as sounding natural and conversational on-air, mastering the art of the interview, and structuring your content to hook listeners' attention.
Red Stag Fulfillment is a popular e-commerce fulfillment company, helping web-based businesses track orders and deliver products. In this 2017 article, they offer brief reviews of 85 sites for finding stock photos for your blog, online store, or promotional materials.
Canva, an online community sharing best practices in web design, has compiled this directory of sources for free stock photos that writers can use for blogs, book covers, and other promotional materials.
Based in Germany, Stock Photo Secrets is a leading digital magazine dedicated to the stock photography industry. This section of their website explains the legal issues and hidden copyright pitfalls of using photos found online, and reviews two dozen favorite sites for free photos.
The editors of The Internet Writing Journal list their favorite individual and group blogs by accomplished writers. Represented genres include humor, romance, science fiction, horror, mystery, economics and technology. You will recognize many names on this list.
Paid blogging service starting at $8.95/month. Higher tiers offer more data storage, bandwidth, number of blogs per user, and customization options.
Free blogging service describes itself as "a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability." Users seeking a more sophisticated and professional-looking blog should check them out.