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  1. Margo Dill
    Margo Dill October 18, 2012 at 5:13 pm |

    Thank you, Nina, for explaining this to my readers today! :)

  2. Dawn Malone
    Dawn Malone October 18, 2012 at 5:22 pm |

    Great post, Margo & Nina – thanks! I just started my blog last year (thanks to your blogging class, Margo), so I’m still learning. Whether or not one plans to create a book from their blog content, I think this book might at the very least help new bloggers streamline the focus of their blog. Looking forward to reading this

  3. Margo Dill
    Margo Dill October 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm |

    Dawn, I would agree completely with you, especially the section on driving readers to your blog.

  4. Susan J Berger
    Susan J Berger October 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm |

    A very interesting interview with some great ideas. Thank you.

  5. Carole Di Tosti
    Carole Di Tosti October 18, 2012 at 9:39 pm |

    Thanks Margo, thanks Nina. I see Google advertise about blogging one’s book. I have a poetry blog and I was considering making the poems into a chapbook. I think that is a doable and easy way to begin. I have to hash it around in my mind…before I act, as I do with everything. I’m like a turtle, but slow and steady eventually gets the job done. Thanks for helping.


  6. Marie
    Marie October 18, 2012 at 10:00 pm |

    Hi Nina! We met at the TMCC Writer’s Conference in April this year, before your book came out. I am so pleased to hear about your blog tour, especially a stop and interview with Margo! I recently became disenchanted with technical difficulties on my website and stopped blogging. Your interview has helped me realize I am letting valuable time pass to blog! Thank you for being here. I enjoy your tips on your website and look forward to the Write Nonfiction In November!

  7. Nancy Stewart
    Nancy Stewart October 19, 2012 at 6:04 am |

    Terrific interview. You have some great ideas. So glad I read this post!

    June SENGPIEHL October 19, 2012 at 7:32 am |

    This was a wonderful post and the book sounds wonderful too. Certainly a
    timely topic and a book that will be immensely popular to writers. Lots of new thoughts to think about.

  9. Victoria
    Victoria October 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm |

    Looks like a very interesting book. Thanks for sharing about it!

  10. Donna Volkenannt
    Donna Volkenannt October 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm |

    Hi Margo and Nina,
    What a fantastic interview–questions and answers. Nina’s book sounds great!
    I always learn something interesting when I visit your blog, Margo.

  11. Karen Cioffi
    Karen Cioffi October 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm |

    Margo and Nina, wonderful interview. How to Blog a Book sounds wonderful. It’s on my to-get list.

  12. Jessica Aday Kennedy
    Jessica Aday Kennedy October 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm |

    Hi Nina,
    This touches on what I’m planning. At the moment I’m writing my memoir, A Journey of Laughter Through Tears. I’m a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic with partial use of my left arm and hand. My book looks at my rehabilitation and the spitritual and physical journey. I wonder how to approach my blog. I’ve got so many tidbits I’ve learned through the process [practical information on physical therapy to finding the laughter in tragedy} I wonder if that division would make it less or more appealing to readers.
    Does your book cover how to drive readers to your blog?
    How often should someone blog? I’ve got a limited amount of strength. When I blog I can’t awas find the stamina to work on my book.
    Jessica Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker

  13. SueBE
    SueBE October 19, 2012 at 8:15 pm |

    Hi Margo,
    I’ve been reading her blog and wondering . . . can I make this work for me?
    Inquiring minds and all that. Thank you for hosting this give away!

  14. Rob Hamond
    Rob Hamond October 20, 2012 at 9:40 pm |

    It’s something I’ve always wanted to do ‘BLOG’ but for some reason I can’t organise it properly.
    Thanks for the interview, and I’ve put How to Blog book on my to geturgently list. ROBHAP

  15. Margo Dill
    Margo Dill October 21, 2012 at 8:28 pm |

    @Rob and @Sue–Glad this book will possibly help you with your blogging ideas.

    @Jessica–Nina does cover both of her questions in your blog. I think with your topic this is something you could definitely do with Nina’s book. It would be worth your time to take a look!

    @Victoria @Karen @Donna @Susan Thanks for visiting! Glad you enjoyed the interview.

    @Marie: I think you should keep plugging away! :)

    @Carole: Sounds like a good idea to me. :)

  16. Cindi
    Cindi October 24, 2012 at 9:41 am |

    Blogs are a bit intimidating! Thanks for the information. It really simplifies the process.

  17. Penelope Anne Cole
    Penelope Anne Cole October 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm |

    Thanks Margo and Nina for sharing this info. I loved “Julia Julia” the blog that became a book and a movie. Keep up the good work.

  18. Mary Horner
    Mary Horner October 24, 2012 at 6:40 pm |

    Thanks for sharing this great information. I’m considering using my blog as a jumping off point for another book, so the information was valuable.

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  20. Margo Dill
    Margo Dill October 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm |

    And the winner is Carole! Congrats, Carole–I will be emailing you shortly. :)

  21. Nina Amir
    Nina Amir November 11, 2012 at 11:37 pm |

    I’m going to try commenting again…I’ve tried three times without success.

    Rachel Barenblatt successfully blogs poetry on her blog, The Velveteen Rabbi, and has produced several chapbooks. I have a profile of her on my blog.

    You should post 2-7 times per week, the more the better, especially when you first begin blogging. Once you have a strong readership, you can reduce how often you publish a post. But it takes 6-12 months to gain a readership.

    Anyone can do this–fiction or nonfiction! And my book and my blog have all the answers!

    I’m glad you enjoyed the post! Thanks for having me Margo and being part of my blog tour!

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