Sunday, August 30, 2009

Free Goody: Register for 30 Days to Build a Better Book Blog

Christian Fiction Blog is five years old now and will begin kindergarten next month. In celebration of her first school year we are inviting you to come to class with us. CFB's 30 Days to build a Better Book Blog Event begins September 1, 2009. I will teach you:


* How to set up your blog

* Where to find free blog templates that makes your blog look more professional

* Why RSS Feeds and burning your blog is important

* What is SEO and tips to get your Blog SEO optimized

* Different types of book blogs and the blog readers who read them

* Blog Content Basics

* Scheduling

* Microblogging using Twitter and Utterli

* The Power of Video

* A listing of publishing houses seeking book bloggers

* Other sources for free books to review

* How to write an online book review

* How to become an Amazon Affiliate and an affiliate for the major bookstore chains

* What are blog alliances and how to become a blog alliance member

* The Christian Fiction Blog Affiliate Program (yeah, that's new and it has nothing to do with book tours)

* Blog Tour Creation and Membership

* Podcasting and BlogTalk Radio

* Why Pretty Blogs Get More Readers

* Bookmarking your Blog with Digg, Mahalo and three other good ones

* Cracking Technorati

* Membership Blog Hosting

* How to translate Facebook Followers into Blog Readers

* Forums and Community Building

* Troubleshooting your Blog

* How to write a post in 10 minutes or less

* why authors should make their blogs their online hub

* Chatting on your Blog

* 10 Big Mistakes Book Bloggers Make

* How to Monetize your Blog

* Bookish Social Media Sites and How to Leverage your Blog through them

* and more and more and more...

Each day I will give you an assignment and you come back to the blog and post your homework for other members in the community to see and comment. 30 Days will also have a forum at Christian Fiction Network and our Facebook Fan Page Profile for you to participate and get to meet other members of this 30 Day Event. I will kick off this event by hosting an Atlanta tweetup here to meet some of you guys before we begin and then meet more of you who are women bloggers this October at Blogalicious Weekend(please register before next month.)

For authors, agents, publicists and publishing houses that blog you need to get to the Blogalicious Conference to meet professional bloggers who are women of color. If your target audience is women of color, then these are the women you need to begin building a relationship with. If you are a new blogger and you want to learn how to monetize or leverage your blog or meet me, then come one meet me there.

Now, here is how you participate....

To ensure that you are committed and to help hold you accountable for participating I need you to complete four tasks:

1. Email me at deegospelpr at gmail dot com with:

* your name

* email address

* twitter handle

* facebook profile url

* blog url

* blogtalkradio account url if you have one

* utterli account url if you have one

* book genre(s) you blog about

* books you would like to read

2. Blog about this event on your blog or send a Tweet about this event on Twitter

3. Place the link to this event in your Facebook Profile with the words I'm building in 30 Days.

4. and finally join our Facebook Fan Page.

I will set you up and tell you the next step to begin. When you give me this information I will not share it with anyone or spam you with a lot of junk or subscribe you to Christian Fiction Blog. It's purpose is solely to communicate with you and give your your daily homework and lession. I will also partner you up with a book blogger in this community. If you refer a friend to this free event, I will send you a free treat.

If you have any questions, contact me at deegospelpr at gmail dot com or tweet me @deegospel.

Thanks,

Dee Stewart
Christian Fiction Blog
www.christianfiction.blogspot.com

2 comments:

La Monica R. Smith said...

Girl, I promise I've been thinking about hitting you and Rhonda up to pick your brains about the dirty, low down about book blogging because I've been thinking about doing one. Perhaps I need to wait for the "should I build a book blog, and if so, where do I begin" class???

DonnaD said...

Hey Dee,

I just found out about this. I am so glad you're doing this because I need HELP!!! I'm signing up!

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