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The B Word and Why I Took My Own Advice

It’s been a year in the making and finally, I did it, I changed the name of this blog.  Why?  Well, as much as I loved: The Bitchy Writer’s Blog, it was holding me back.  You see, I write for children and teens now and as you can imagine, people might have a problem with the B word.  It was perfect when I was freelancing, but as a children’s author, it’s a huge hindrance.  So I’ve renamed the blog to: Writing By The Seat of My Pants.

What’s in a name?  Everything!

I also bought my own domain name and linked it to this blog: http://www.rachelrueben.com.  It makes me much easier to find online, not to mention, appealing to a PG audience.  I always complained when I couldn’t find an author’s website or blog during our podcasts and here I was, being just as invisible as they were!  Pot calling kettle, can you hear me?

You Attract More Flies with Honey!

I even jazzed up my sight making it more clean and easier on the eyes.  So all the pretty colors are gone!  I didn’t want people repelled because of the motif.  Eventually, I’m going to buy a Premium theme to look more professional but for now, the Mystique theme is adequate.

 

I’ve been observing other successful blogs and finally got a game plan together.  It’s funny, I’ve been able to help others with their blogs and even helped them gain more viewers, but when it came to my own, I was at a total loss.  It’s the physician heal thyself syndrome.  I had so many ideas but I never knew where to start.  So here I am relaunching my blog to fit my new author image!

Things to Come…

In the future, I’m going to add a few more pages to display my work, sort of like a portfolio.  I was actually thinking about posting my starter novel Eternal Bond, but I’m not sure, that’s a lot of work with all that formatting and WordPress can be a pain when I comes to formatting!  So let me know what you think.  If you got suggestions or tips I’d love to hear them.

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