I thought I’d be posting about the launch of my first children’s book today, but I’m still struggling to get things working.
I’ve learned to illustrate and write my first children’s book. I’ve also been learning how to format and design my book, but I’m not great at photoshop. I’m also learning how to use WordPress here for my new blog and it’s driving me crazy. So yes, everything is taking much longer than I thought because I’m learning as I go. In addition, I’ve been under the weather the past days, so no fun.
What has been great is that I’ve been reading “The Author Blog” book by Anne R. Allen, and it is the most perfect and best book to read for starting out my new author blog. She goes into detail and step-by-step on how to launch a blog, services to use for blogging, suggestions on what to write about and what not to write about, and to add to all of that, she even helps define things for people who are not so tech-savy. I am so grateful there’s a book out there for us beginners. There is a lot of information out there about blogging, but as she describes, most of them are for business bloggers, not author bloggers. I didn’t realize there was a difference until I read her book.
There is an art to blogging that I, and all of us beginners, must learn, and she is a great guide for this. So I dedicate my second blog post to Anne R. Allen, to express my gratitude for her sharing her knowledge. And she lives in California, my favorite place to live and where I was living for the past 15 years before I moved to Norway in 2017!
I’ve also started reading blog posts from her website annerallen.com, but since I’m learning WordPress, I’m still having a hard time leaving messages and following people.
Anyways, this blog post is pretty short because I am sick at the moment, but I’m hoping to post more than once this week. Writing in this non-fiction format is a bit of a challenge for me as well, but like Allen says, you get better the more you write. And I actually enjoy it.
I wish you all a great week and Happy World Art Day!