Emily Akins offers a comprehensive guide on all things writing to authors on her website.
Did you know that Blog4Writers offers much more than a weekly message? It's intended to be a source of information and inspiration for writers on a variety of topics including writing, blogging, marketing, social networking, and more. When you read the weekly e-mail, you can click through from the article title to the Blog4Writers page on www.emilyakins.com.
Once you arrive on the site, you can navigate this treasure trove of information in several ways. Try one or more of these methods.
Take the grand tour. For an organized approach, click on the Home tab and follow the listed steps to explore resources lists and other articles not included in the blog.
- Browse the categories list. The Blog4Writers archive contains almost 200 posts on writing, blogging, marketing, social networking, and computer software—just to name a few topics. On every page of the site, the right sidebar contains a categories list showing the number of posts in each. Click on any category or sub-category to see all articles on in that category. Follow this link to see what you get when you click on the Get Organized category.
- Use the site’s navigation bars. Hover your mouse over each tab in the gray horizontal navigation bar. You’ll see dropdown menus listing additional pages under each label. Just drag down and click on any title you want to see. You can also browse categories by using the new black navigation bar at the very top of each page.
- Take advantage of the search box. Also in the sidebar near the top is the Search feature. Type in keywords for whatever you want to know. For example, when you type “self-publishing” in the box, you get a list of articles on that topic. See the list here.
- Try the Tags cloud in the sidebar. Each post has tags attached to attract search engines. Scroll down the sidebar until you see the label, Tags. Underneath, you can click on any tag that you find interesting. Here’s a sample of what you get when you click the Time Management tag.
She welcomes your comments. Please feel free to suggest topics for future articles. She will accept submissions for guest posts on topics that fit the established categories. Please see the submission guidelines here.