Authentic Blogging eBook: FAQs

So excited to announce: Earlier this morning, my eBook officially launched! Authentic Blogging is now for sale!

Authentic Blogging eBook

A few FAQs to learn more about Authentic Blogging:

Why “authentic” blogging?

The blog world is full of bells and whistles: SEO, algorithms, image optimization, HTML, CSS, tagging, social sharing, social tagging, speed dating… no, wait. Not that last one. The reality is that there are tons of moving parts, and it’s difficult to keep up. At the end of the day, though, the thing that differentiates successful bloggers from those whose sole reader is their mom is the writing. I believe the best writing, the writing that will captivate an audience, comes from within. Learning how to identify and leverage your authentic voice is the key to long-term success in the ever-changing blogosphere. This eBook–really, an eWorkbook because it’s full of worksheets–will help you find and use your authentic voice.

Is this for new bloggers or experienced bloggers?

Excellent question! While I assume that you have some basic knowledge of blogging, the concepts are the same whether you’re fresh or seasoned. That said, it’s not a stuffy technical guide. There is no coding or WordPress magic included. It’s all about the writing. If you haven’t yet started your blog, this could be a really great way to find your voice to get started. If you’ve been blogging for a while, use it to refine what’s working for you already.

I know you’re a pet blogger. Is this eBook just targeted to pet bloggers?

Another excellent question! You’re so smart!

The book isn’t specific to pet blogging at all. The examples are wide and varied, and the ideas apply to any niche–from pets to cars to interior decorating to organic gardening to whatever else you can think of. I believe that what makes a blogger successful transcends genre. Good writing is good writing whether you’re blogging about your cat’s litter box habits or your elementary school classroom binder organization system.

Where can I learn more before I buy?

On my blog, I wrote a bit about what inspired me to tackle this project. I also have more info on this website’s page dedicated to the book. Or, you can view more on the product page.

Any other questions or comments? Please send me an email (info at maggiemarton dot com)! I’d love to connect!

Thank you so much for your interest and support. This project means a lot to me, and I’m so grateful you’re here!

Upcoming pet writing projects – my fave!

I’m so happy it’s spring!

Spring has sprung!
This baby is practically glowing in our front yard!

I love this time of year. Flowers are blooming. The days are longer. The mosquitoes aren’t yet the size of finches. Ah, spring!

Since it’s the start of the second quarter, it’s also time for us small-business folks to reevaluate our goals and direction for the upcoming months. Did we accomplish what we wanted to in Q1? Where do we want to go in Q2?

I’m excited to take on a second assignment with Pet Age, adding a Groom&Board article on top of my Products&Trends piece. I adore this magazine and the staff, and I’m thrilled to tackle more assignments.

I’m also contributing more to Victoria Stilwell’s Positively.com blog, which I love because I get to talk positive training in a brand new venue.

There’s a ton of stuff going on the blog these days, too, including the newsletter.

And a few more details-to-come projects that are all about pets, crafts, and building a super strong bond with our dogs and cats.

I’m LOVING that so much pet writing work is piling up because it’s what I’m most passionate about!

Here’s to finding work that fuels your passion! Happy spring!

New project alert!

I love pet publications. I’m obsessed with my dogs, and I relish any opportunity to learn more about them and the best ways to spoil their furry little selves. So I’m super excited to announce that I get to write the monthly Products & Trends column for the dog category for Pet Age Magazine, the leading publication for pet professionals.

My first column, Evicting Fleas, appeared in the January issue. Coming soon: Dental products!