Posted on May 23, 2012 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Are you a blogger? The Old Soldier is a blogger. This is my blog. The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette went online September 2008. In those days, I was happy to get 50 hits in one day. The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette now gets over 300 hits every day. (As of 11 January 2013 it gets around 900 hits every day.) This blog got over 10,000 hits in April 2012. What has the Old Soldier learned about blogging?
- Give your readers useful information.
- Blog consistently. You should probably put up at least four posts of at least 150 words every week.
- Blog for a definite target audience and then stay on message.
- The headline that you give every post is very important. It should entice readers to read the post. It must also give the reader a good idea of what the post is about. Then deliver.
- Proofread your content at least twice before you publish it.
- Pick one or more topics that you are or can become knowledgeable about.
- Pick topics that you can be passionate about.
- Pursue knowledge about how to be a better blogger.
- Remember that your blog should not be about you. It should really be about your target audience.
- You have to make a real commitment to your blog and your audience.
English: Blogger and Broadcaster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
That’s it. Now let me emphasize that these 10 points are guidelines. They are not gospel. They worked for the Old Soldier. Will they work for you?
There’s only one way to find out.
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Posted on April 21, 2012 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
It’s the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh. Hello, everyone from all over the world: North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Welcome to the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette, the most dynamic flash fiction publication on the world-wide web.
It’s around 4:00 in the afternoon on a cloudy, chilly (53) day in Pittsburgh.
The Old Soldier just got finished eating a fish sandwich that he made topped with hot sauce and a slice of onion. He also has a six-pact of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. The tv is on and a professional baseball game will be on at 4:00.
Karaoke at Del’s was great last night. The crowd was into it and the Old Soldier was in great form.
We have two articles on female sexology to look forward to by the Love Doctor in the first week of May. I will also be publishing a new flash fiction story by a guest writer in the first week of May.
That’s about all I have to report right now. I’m still reading my library book about the Negro Baseball Leagues and I started reading my copy of 1984 by George Orwell that I bought at The Big Idea Bookstore a couple of weeks ago. The store is owned by the workers.
Keep reading and keep writing that flash fiction.
Read. Study. Write. Submit.
Flash Fiction: Barbara’s Adult Video
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Posted on March 23, 2012 by pittsburghflashfictiongazette
Why must writers be sensitive and tough at the same time?
The sensitivity comes into play because writers need to be aware of the outer and the inner worlds that all human beings live in. And writers need to be tough in order to learn their craft and to overcome all of the disappointments and setbacks that are a part of every writers’ life.
My brother and sister writers, the Old Soldier salutes you!
Read. Study. Write. Submit.
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