Since I’ve been posting less frequently these days (something I’d like to change), I’ve had some extra time to think about the “next best thing” for the blog and the company. I mean “next best” to mean the “next awesome thing,” not the “second best thing” — semantic, maybe, but huge for me.
Basically, I’ve been struggling with the idea of running a blog in addition to running an author-services firm, and what that means for management (time, resources, etc.), quality (how much can one guy/one team do?), and overall purpose (why not put them together?).
I’m not at the point where I know the “right” answers to these questions — the debate’s still going on in my own mind, but rest assured I’ll be keeping you in the loop. For now, though, I have a question.
If the “next best thing” we do here is offer free “series”-style posts, what kinds of things do you want to read about?
I’ve wanted to run a few series’ in the past, but never really got enough interest to justify a multi-post series on one specific topic. That might have changed, so I’d love for your input.
So far, here are a few of the ideas I have:
- How to Market Your Self-Published Book
- How to Use Blogging to Build A Platform
- Book Layout and Formatting 101
- Advanced Scrivener Techniques
- Apps and Resources for Writers
- Productivity Hacks for Writers
I could go on and on, but I think I’ve covered the basics of what I’ve been learning over the past few months that I’d want to write.
Before I jump in, though, please let me know where to start — Again, this is all for the sake of offering actionable, helpful and actually usable advice.
In the comments section of this post, would you leave your two cents’ worth? I’m interested to hear if you’d want any of the above content to appear on the blog, if there’s anything I haven’t mentioned you’d like to see, or something else entirely.
Don’t hold back — part of running a successful blog/business is to constantly reassess your audience’s, market’s, and peers’ desires and expectations!
Again, just leave a quick comment with your thoughts — you can just list your top three ideas, top ten, or some random topics that might be interesting!