Create If Writing - Authentic Platform Building for Writers & Creatives
About This Show
Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform growth. Kirsten Oliphant interviews experts to find out how they are building email lists, connecting through Twitter, and using Facebook groups. These practical episodes are balanced out with inspirational interviews from successful writers and bloggers who have made it big and want to share the struggles, the creative process, and tips for reaching your goals whether you are an author publishing books or creating an online presence through blogging.
Most Recent Episode
Blogging as a Business - 067
6 days ago
Hey, listeners! Let me know who you are by taking 60 seconds to fill out a quick demographic survey. Find it HERE: https://survey.libsyn.com/createifwriting In this episode I'm talking with Christine Pittman, a food blogger who runs Cook the Story (her personal food blog) and Cookful (a contributor food site). I was blown away by her levels of organization and how starting Cookful with intentional organization brought the site to over 200k pageviews a month after just a year. How did she do it? By starting out blogging as a business. Listen to Episode 67 - Blogging as a Business To connect with Christine, find her at Cook the Story, Cookful, or on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Cook the Story on Pinterest, or Cookful on Pinterest. Highlights from the Interview When starting a blog, take the time to plan and map things out ahead of time. Being intentional from the start can mean faster success. At Cookful, there are themes, which means multiple posts on a particular topic (like Candy Apples, which are being featured right now). These posts cover different aspects of a topic, incorporate keywords and link to one another. As a result, they rank really well for SEO (search engine optimization). Tiny details can go a long way! For their featured topics, even the sidebars will show related post to that topic, rather than just a standard sidebar. Tips (Especially for a Contributor Site) Have a consistent voice. Pull writing samples so that you (or your contributors) can get a