New to Writing Online? - A - Z Journal of one Writer
I have been writing online for a while and in the last 6 months decided to keep a journal – just short bullet points of what I do everyday in the writing aspect.
Why? It helps me see if I’m making any progress or doing enough – it’s sort of reflective too. So, I am sharing an A - Z diary for one week of what I do, to give New Writers an Insight into writing online. Not all Writers will be the same i.e carrying out the same tasks, but if you have just started writing/blogging on line - it gives you a bit of an idea and you might find it useful. Don't worry if you feel after reading that it's a lot to take in. You can bookmark it after reading, then refer to it again later and gradually "put things together."
Action Points. Preparing a list of things to be done.
Brainstorming a bit – for topics to write about.
Comments. Responding to comments left on my Hubs/Articles.
Drafting Hubs - Some Hubs are typed out in Microsoft Word and left there for days, sometimes weeks -until it has all the info. I call them "Hubs in Progress".
Ebooks – Monitoring progress of my Ebooks. See, if any comments have been left etc.
Facebook – once in a while posting a Url link of an Article/Poem I’ve written. Check messages etc. (Url link = http://www.......com)
Google Adsense – Checking reports, Adsense, clicks on Google Ads, statistics. If you have google ads on you websites, Google pay you when people (not you) click on your Ads. You can have them on other websites too. Sign up: google.com/adsense.
Hubbing. Reading other Hubs. There's a lot of interesting info on HP on various Topics. From Health, to making money, to being Spiritual and interesting serialised stories too. Also, preparing a Hub - carrying out any research, uploading photos, thinking of a good title (which sometimes takes hours), then typing it out for publishing.
Ice Cream on a warm currant cake – (Important coffee breaks)
Jotting down any new interesting url links sent to me, so I can check them out later – particularly via Twitter.
Keeping a Journal - Updating it as usual.
Looking at other Blogs - outside Hubpages.
Money issues – Check Paypal Account.
News – Listening to the News / Reading newspapers, some of my Hubs come from the News. A Hub that prompted one of the biggest discussions on my Hubs, which was quite overwhelming, was written on something I heard on the news. Thanks again to every one who posted a comment.
The Hub was: Love Saved Life, Love took Life. Is Love Guilty?
Opening emails. Checking mail, responding etc For email, consider putting your HP profile link on your Auto signature.
Personal Business Website – Updating it. (Linking it to Writing)
Quiet Time/Relaxation – A refreshing time and brings about good ideas.
Redgage. I use Redgage for Backlinks and also write there. (profile: Ladye)
Statistics – Monitoring statistics on my Hubpage account. It indicates if traffic on particular Hubs are increasing or decreasing.
Twitter - Posting different URL links on Twitter for followers and others to read.
Unwrap Snickers or Mars Bar. (keep those energy levels up.)
Visiting Forums for interaction and to know what’s happening. There is an interesting Novel project that goes on in November called NanoWrimo (National Novel Writing Month) – If I didn’t visit Forums, I’d never have found out about it.
Wordpress- I am a lover of Poems and have a “Poems from the Heart” Blog at Wordpress. So, I might post a new poem there, check stats, reply to comments, see what’s happening in the community etc.
Xomba Another website where I write or post links. It brings traffic to my Hubs.
Yes! Tick "yes,done" on my Action list. Carry forward any incomplete tasks.
Zzzzz – Sleep beckons at some point.
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