Great Information at http://carrierubin.com/2016/01/04/pingbacks-and-twitter-mentions-are-you-up-to-snuff/ Featured by Chris The Story Reading Ape at http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2016/01/05/pingbacks-and-twitter-mentions-are-you-up-to-snuff/
Our Favorite Furry Chris The Story Reading Ape got a banana for each interview question!!!!
There can be hardly anybody left on WordPress who is not familiar with the logo above, or has not heard of Chris, the Story Reading Ape. Chris runs a promotional platform here on WordPress, and publishes valuable information and advice for Indie authors like myself. Today for a change I thought I’d turn the spotlight around so that you can all find out a little bit more about Chris, the Story Reading Ape.
Thanks Chris, for answering my 20 questions!
- You say you’re not an author, but have you ever thought of writing a short story, poem or novel?
Yes I have posted several (very) short stories, you can find them under TSRA TALES in my blog NAVIGATION Tab ( http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/blog-navigation/tsra-tales/ )
- Whereabouts in the world do you live?
I currently live in Manchester, England, but I don’t originate from there (big furry pointy fanged grin)
- What made you decide to champion the Indie author?
In December 2012…
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Great information from Chris The Story Reading Ape!!
Great points for gaining insight into the art of blogging!
I have written several articles on blogging over the past couple of weeks. Two of the prominent ones are, HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BLOG! and BUSINESS OR HOBBY | HOW TO BECOME A FAMOUS BLOGGER.
So today, I thought I would highlight the most important ones with my own unique spin or flare if you will. So, let’s get to it! The one item that I will put on top of all is,
don’t be a selfish stuck-up pretentious so and so. Blogging should be a fun, sharing resources, networking together providing a relaxed inviting environment. Have you ever had that one supervisor or Manager that reminded you of the above statement? Don’t be that person.
Content! Let’s face it this is the king of them all. This should shine like a polished diamond. Another analogy would be like eating one of Chef Gordan Ramsey’s dishes. That’s…
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This is a great tutorial! I never knew how to get the picture there for Stumble Upon! Thank you!
Last night I ran across a Blog that had a StumbleUpon button on their Blog so that people could share their work if that wanted to do so.
I was like how is that possible, WordPress got rid of that. So research I did. Then I ran across Debby Gies’s Google Plus Page where she shared an article about “The Power of StumbleUpon” which I read, then I was like SOB! So there I am at my desk just shaking my head.
So, if you would like to put a StumbleUpon button on your Blog, then follow these simple steps.
Go to your Dashboard,
Then click on Sharing.
Add a new Service
When you click on “Add a new service”
A new popup window will open
Service Name: Enter Stumble Me (if feeling like a smart butt)
Sharing URL: Copy the below URL…
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Excellent suggestions for the highly effective blogger from A Holistic Journey Blog by Holistic Wayfarer. Very interesting “About Me” page as well!
If I lived the way I’ve come to blog, I’d see some real progress in my life. On unsure terrain those early days, I started with posts that lined up with my interests. Homeschooling, for example. I felt assured I was “doing the right thing” posting the type of things bloggers were putting out. Gradually I tapped into what I was passionate about and the things that fascinated me. Last year, blogging stopped being a train of posts I shot out one at a time, wondering what I’d write about next. Rather than post linearly, I started architecting my blog. I figured how many floors (that is, topics) I would erect in the next six months, going backward to furnish the rooms (with posts for each topic). The blueprinting gave me direction, control, and purpose. But I wasn’t bound to my plans. There were plenty of posts…
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Please welcome Jo Robinson with her brand new book launch of, “Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight.” Sounds like a great read!!
Donna thought there was something wrong with her. That she was suffering from a mental illness that has caused her husband to despise her, distance himself from her, and cheat on her. She blames herself for the desolate, miserable thing that is her marriage and her life. Then she comes across a book that will change everything for her, and reading it, she discovers that there’s nothing wrong with her mind at all, but that there is something very wrong with her husband instead. Marco, she realises, is a malignant narcissist. A text book case. He has a real and documented mental disorder, and that he’s been controlling, manipulating, and abusing her for decades. The sudden full knowledge of all that he’s purposely done to her enrages her. Not sure how to leave after thirty years of what she finally knows has been intentional mental and emotional abuse from him, and believing that she has nowhere to turn, being so physically isolated, she bides her time.
Then she meets and befriends a group of unusual people who share her passion for gardening, and so begins her journey to escape. She joins her new friends in their project to assist elderly people in old age homes care for their small gardens, as well as secretly supplying those suffering from painful and terminal illnesses with medicinal herb and plant remedies, including illegal plants such as cannabis. As weeks go by, she delves into her memories, relearns what it is to be respected, liked, and loved again, and slowly she formulates a plan to safely leave her dangerous husband. But unbeknownst to Donna, Marco is in serious trouble, and has desperate plans of his own, and absolutely no regard for her safety.
** This is a work of fiction, but malignant narcissists really do exist, and it is a recognised mental illness. Unfortunately, many people never realise that they are involved with a narcissist, because their actions are so demonically bad as to be unimaginable and unbelievable, and so they spend their lives in misery, depression, fear, and isolation. If only by the accidental reading of a fictional story, I hope that this book will help even one person, unknowingly suffering narcissistic abuse, to realise that they don’t have to, and that it’s never too late to start over, be happy, be fulfilled, to love and care for yourself, and be truly loved and respected by others.
Available now from AMAZON
Jo Robinson very recently returned to her homeland, South Africa, after having lived in rural Zimbabwe for eighteen years. Her obsessive affection for the African continent, most humans, and all creatures feathered and furred are what inspire her writing. She is the author of African Me & Satellite TV, the science-fiction/fantasy series Shadow People, and a couple of short stories, which will be free to download from Amazon from 26 to 30 December, Fly Birdie and The Visitation.
To win eBook copies of Shadow People and African Me & Satellite TV, send Jo a message from THIS page.