Hidden Traps: A Writer's Guide to Protecting your Online Platform

Hidden Traps: A Writer's Guide to Protecting your Online Platform

by Judy L Mohr

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Overview

Hidden Traps: A Writer's Guide to Protecting your Online Platform by Judy L Mohr

There are so many different elements that go into forming an online platform, but there are many traps that writers are unaware of. Are your social media posts just links with a few disjointed words, making you look like someone who can’t complete a sentence? Were you hit with charges you never expected when you created that website? Are you leaking your personal contact details across the web without even knowing it?

Learn about many of the hidden traps of building an online writer’s platform, and how to avoid them. At the end of the day, it’s about protecting yourself and your reputation.

This book aims to provide you with a clear picture of some of the important issues of working with an online platform. In truth, all I can do is share with you my own personal experiences and what I’ve learned along the way, allowing you to learn from my mistakes.

This book is NOT a book on how to market your writing, nor the mechanics behind building a writer’s platform. This book aims to highlight a few of the hidden traps that writers can unknowingly fall into that could put your physical or internet security at risk, could cost you more than what you first anticipated, or be harmful to your reputation as a writer.

(from Hidden Traps by Judy L Mohr)

Please be advised that due to recent changes in Twitter (namely the increase to 280 characters), elements of the Twitter chapter are now out of date. However, the concepts and practices presented still hold.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780473401504
Publisher: Black Wolf Publications
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Kiwi Judy L Mohr is a writer of fantasy and science fiction. She is also a freelance editor with Black Wolf Editorial Services (blackwolfeditorial.com), working on projects from writers around the world. She had her first website back in 2000. Since then, she has developed seven other sites, and has consulted on four others. When Judy isn't writing, editing, or doing something for writing within the local community, she is hosting her own radio show about science on KLRNRadio (klrnradio.com/shows/conversations-in-science/). You can follow her crazy adventures on her personal blog (judylmohr.com) or on Twitter (twitter.com/JudyLMohr).

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

  • Preface
  • Part One: Getting Started
    • 1. What is a Platform?
    • 2. The Forgotten Email
    • 3. Email Lists or Not
    • 4. Dreaded Profile Photos


  • Part Two: The Must-Have Website
    • 5. Website: Yes, You Can!
    • 6. Free Options are Good Options
    • 7. Self-Hosting: Should I?
    • 8. Domain Names are Not All Equal
    • 9. The Lowdown on Web Design
    • 10. S E Oh!


  • Part Three: The Mountain of Blog
    • 11. To Blog or Not to Blog?
    • 12. Blog a Day... Oh, Who Am I Kidding?
    • 13. Guest Blogging
    • 14. Spreading the Word About Your Blog


  • Part Four: The Beast Known as Social Media
    • 15. The Myth Behind Social Media Marketing
    • 16. Navigating the Maze
    • 17. Security Nightmares
    • 18. Facebook with an 'F'
    • 19. Twitter Bird
    • 20. Post, Share, and Guilt


  • Part Five: The Hidden Others for Writers
    • 21. Selling, Reviewing, and the Rest


  • Part Six: Final Words of Wisdom
    • 22. Remember to Breathe


  • Supplementary Materials
  • Other Resources for Writers
  • Appendices
    • A. Plugins for WordPress.Org
    • B. Twitter Hashtags for Writers


  • About the Author
  • Acknowledgments

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