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[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] What Makes a Great Blog?

When I teach Blogging for Beginners at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, we get everyone's blogs set up, but that’s the easy part. Learning how to use Wordpress, Blogger, or SquareSpace will get your blog online, but it won’t make you a great blogger. Great blogs have five things in common—quality design, great content, clear layout, consistent posts, and audience engagement.…See More
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[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] What Makes a Great Blog?

When I teach Blogging for Beginners at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, we get everyone's blogs set up, but that’s the easy part. Learning how to use Wordpress, Blogger, or SquareSpace will get your blog online, but it won’t make you a great blogger. Great blogs have five things in common—quality design, great content, clear layout, consistent posts, and audience engagement.…See More
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Patti DeNucci commented on the blog post '[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] 10 Things You Should Take to Every Writers Conference'
"Great list and excellent comments!  As a teacher of being more intentional, I suggest you also (whether you are a presenter or attendee) take a moment to write out a few intentions for the event: What do you intend to experience and learn? What…"
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Ruth Feiertag commented on the blog post '[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] 10 Things You Should Take to Every Writers Conference'
"Those are wonderful and useful suggestions. I have another: carry an interesting pen. I have had numerous people start conversations with me about my fountain pens. It's surprising what people notice and remember. And I agree that a notebook is…"
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Judy Reeves commented on the blog post '[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] 10 Things You Should Take to Every Writers Conference'
"Thanks for all the tips. I'm an extrovert so conferences might be easier for me. Still a conference like AWP can really sap the energy. I need to take breaks, and especially to get outside and breathe fresh! air. And walk, too. A notebook for…"
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"These tips are just what I needed as I have two conferences I'm attending this summer: SCBWI and AROHO. For the last conference I attended I took a notebook and a smile. Snacks, lavender oil, and a sweater/shawl for those air-conditioned rooms…"
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"I always take a bottle of lavender oil to make the hotel room (or just my pillow) smell like home, which makes relaxing and falling asleep much easier. And herbal tea bags so I don't have to overdose on caffeine. I also look at the schedule…"
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B. Lynn Goodwin commented on the blog post '[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] 10 Things You Should Take to Every Writers Conference'
"I hoped you'd say to bring an open mind. I wonder if it's dangerous to bring an open heart as well. Lots of good pieces are written from the heart and edited from the gut. JMHO.  And now...back to reading submissions to Writer…"
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"I always add a small notebook, for the ideas and flashes of inspiration, as well as writing names of new contacts, perceptions, and for journalling during the moments between sessions. Loved the Dickinson Quiet Room at AWP!"
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Who I am:
www.writerland.com
www.twitter.com/meghancward
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
It's So You: 35 Women Write About Personal Expression Through Fashion and Style
Media outlets that I currently write for:
San Francisco Chronicle
My writing is:
Memoir
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Yes
Services I offer to other writers:
I'm a freelance developmental and line editor, working in both fiction and nonfiction
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Rockridge Writers' Group
My professional associations:
Member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto

Meghan Ward's Blog

[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] What Makes a Great Blog?

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 8:47am 0 Comments

When I teach Blogging for Beginners at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, we get everyone's blogs set up, but that’s the easy part. Learning how to use Wordpress, Blogger, or SquareSpace will get your blog online, but it won’t make you a great blogger. Great blogs have five things in common—quality design, great content, clear layout, consistent posts, and audience…

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[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] 10 Things You Should Take to Every Writers Conference

Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:30am 9 Comments

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I thought I was so prepared at AWP 15 this year, but there were a few essentials I didn’t take that would have made my conference run much smoother:…

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[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] Twitter and Pirates (the real kind)

Posted on April 2, 2015 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Social media has many raisons d’être—to advertise, to entertain, to build relationships with other people—and every now and then there’s an opportunity to use it for a greater good, whether to raise money for a great cause or to help a fella out. This is one of those opportunities.

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[NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS] 7 Tools for Blocking Distractions

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 8:00pm 2 Comments

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Today, social media is an important component of a writer’s life, but it’s equally important to know when to turn it off. For some of us, this is no easy task, which…

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At 9:22am on September 21, 2014, Catherine Marshall-Smith said…
Hey Meghan, did you get my message?
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Caroline Bock Author page on Facebook -- I hope this works!

At 8:00am on January 5, 2010, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Welcome to She Writes, Meghan. There's a San Francisco group at http://www.shewrites.com/group/sanfranciscobayareawriters. Join us there if you'd like!

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