How to Follow A Bestseller

Two years ago (I can’t believe it has been this long), I released my first eBook, How to Create A Successful Fan Blog, which became a bestseller in the UK, USA and Japan. To say I was amazed is an understatement.

Since then, I started work on a couple of other projects and although I always meant to come back to writing about the next steps in fan blogging, it never quite happened…until now. Picking up the reins again as been a bit trickier than I thought, and I’m reminded why I took so long to return! However, bearing in mind that the best time to start, or re-start, a project is today, (paraphrasing and borrowing from the fab Jeff walker) I’m pulling on my big girl pants and carrying on.

Following a bestselling anything is not an easy feat – note the numerous writers and musicians who have struggled to serve up a second project as successful as the first. I don’t expect to be any different so over the next few weeks and months, I’ll be exploring the ins and outs of my journey with the follow up to creating a successful fan blog.

I’ll keep you posted on how I get on.

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Keeping a Blog Going

This is a somewhat incongruous title for this blog piece as it is my first blog here for a while…hence the need to write something about the difficulty in keeping a blog going!

As with so many things, life got in the way and other blogs and businesses I’m involved in took over and…there must be loads of excuses but enough of that. It’s never too late to re-start a project, you just have to persevere (one of my favourite words) and deliver (a not so favourite word) value to your audience.

If it was that simple, I wouldn’t be writing this post but here I am, saying it is NEVER too late to come back to a dormant project or blog. So, today being the best time to start anything, I’m starting again with a renewed passion for writing about how to create fan blogs, or just about any sort of blog you want to take to a professional level. I’ll be sharing tips and content once a week and I’ll be expecting all of you to keep me to that challenge. Oh, and I’ll also be asking for a little help along the way, to find out what it is that you want to know about blogging.

The first thing I’m going to say is that the challenge of what to say will also be there; the terror of the blank page is like no other for a blogger. When you’re re-starting after a while, the added terror is that even if you have something to say, is anyone listening? Is your audience still there or have they gone elsewhere? They might very well have done just that, but don’t panic, if your content is good enough, a new audience is waiting to be found.

The best thing you can do right now to get your blog re-started is to…just do it.

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