Friday, April 22, 2011

Another great blog sample

At a lively workshop at the Des Plaines Public Library last night, I used "Julie & Julia" as an example of what can happen if a writer is motivated to start a blog.  The Adult Service Librarian, Christine Posinger, shared another great example of a blog:
The Pioneer Woman.

Take a look at the blog to see a perfect example of focus, great use of photos, the author's consistent "voice," and the wonderful platform created by a blog, links to her books, links to her Facebook and Twitter pages, and audio. It's a great example. If you're wondering where to start, the easiest way is... just start.

Go to or and sign up for the free blog. Blogger is easier to use, but Wordpress has cooler designs and features.


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Linda Gartz said...

I started checking out THe Pioneer Woman last year when it came up as one of the top 10 blogs in the country. The New Yorker's recent issue profiled her and her $100,000/year income from the blog. She also home-schools her four kids (!) (that alone would sink me) and photo-shops her pix. She has now written several books--memoir and cookbooks. I don't know when she sleeps, but she claims she only spends about 15 minutes writing the blog content. But it has so many sections that have to be kept up. It's beautiful and oh, so homey. Great voice. She also has had a marketing person helping her since it took off.

Anonymous said...

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