Why I failed at the #AtoZ challenge this year and #Kaiatus #Mondayblogs

Challenging myself to write three 26 blog, along with a book launch, and everything else going on in my life was probably a bad idea. But I’d planned it a few months ago and couldn’t back out. Now though, I’m planning a whole new project – I’m calling it #Kaiatus, and I’m hoping that I can finally finish up the niggling stuff, get some space from social media and find my way back to my ‘happy place’. There is no way I can put a positive spin on backing out of work, but there’s a good reason. I’m going to…

K is for Kozzi….free images for 30 days #atozchallenge

I’m interrupting my social media posts to offer you something neat. How would you like up to 150 images free?  Of your choice? How would you like five images a day, for $4.95 a month? I’ve been testing it out,… Continue Reading

K is for Kai (even if Facebook disagrees!) #AtoZchallenge

This entry is part 6 of 5 in the series Blogging A-Z Introductions 2015Hi! I’m Kai – author, ex-editor, formatter, author and marketing/community manager extraordinare.  I’m also a mental health advocate, running a bipolar discussion blog, and I also let writers advertise on my mailing lists. I’m a 30 something writer whose debut novel is […]

J for ‘Just go for it’ – a ten hour marketing plan #AtoZchallenge

Before I share my ten hour marketing plan, I thought I should give you a bit of background. In 2011, when Valerie Douglas and I co-founded the Indie Author Group,  the social media narrative was ‘share with as many people… Continue Reading

I is for Instagram #AtoZchallenge

I’m pretty much a sharer.  I share photos of my cats, the games we play, the places we go, new things I’m playing with, writing snippets, coffee meets. And I do it all on Instagram. Check out some of my… Continue Reading

H is for Hootsuite #AtoZChallenge

Tools are very important when you get to the point where you need to maintain your social media profile, and one of my favorite tools is Hootsuite.  I’ve been a member since it was new, so I pay one low… Continue Reading

G is for G+ AtoZchallenge

After yesterday’s epic Facebook post, today’s post on G+ is equally epic… Edited with BlogPad Pro

F is for Freedom… (and free time) and introducing Farran #AtoZchallenge

AKA, what I do in my free time. At the end of this post, there’s a chance to request a knitted item. Please read the rules before requesting one, specifically about the things you need to do! I used to think free time was something you eventually got back when your kids were grown.  Or when your characters finally decided that they were happy enough to leave you alone and get on with their own lives.  In short, I thought I wouldn’t have much.  As the years have gone by though, I’ve found that although I can spend whole days writing…

F is for Facebook #AtozChallenge

As was probably obvious, today’s post is all about Facebook.   Edited with BlogPad Pro

Ello and Tsu – new networks, can they compete? #atozchallenge

I’m often asked whether I recommend using the newer networks.  It used to be G+ that generated the ‘new network’ question, then one that opened especially for writers (and is now gone, so I won’t name it), and now it’s… Continue Reading