Publish

publish

When do we know that it’s good enough to publish?

 

  • When there’s no spelling mistakes left.
  • When the text is telling all that is needed. This means, you find someone to read your book and tell you if they understood what it’s all about.
  • When you feel that you have done your best.

 

When you reach the point where you feel that you have done your best, the next step is to submit it.

 

Remember, when you submit, you put your book into the hands of someone else. They’ll read it and choose if this book would be a good investment. This doesn’t mean your book is not worth publishing, it just means that this person doesn’t want to take a risk on it.

 

All you need to do, is find someone who will be ready to take a risk with your book.

 

Don’t give up!

 

“If you think you have an interesting story, you probably do. All it takes is a good writer to bring forward the interest, the emotions and the characters – to bring it to life.”

David Leonhardt

 

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How I choose the quotes

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How do I choose the quotes I’m using in my post?

 

My first source for my quotes is the internet. I like to search for quotes that goes along with what I’m talking about.

 

I choose quotes for what they say. I don’t care much about who said it.

 

For me, a good quote should be less than 25 words long and should be easy to understand. In my opinion, if you can’t resume your reflection in less than 25 words, it means that it still need to be worked on.

 

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

Albert Einstein

When I don’t find anything good to put in my text, I don’t put any. I want the quotes to support my post.

 

I would like someday to create a web site where any member would have the opportunity to propose a reflection. It would not be about being famous, but about good reflection. Those quotes would be available online for free with the author associated with it.

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Good Design

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Some studies show that “ease of use” is the winning factor on an ecommerce site.

 

Build It for Speed – It’s a fact of modern life – people are in a hurry. This means that you have between 10 and 30 seconds to capture your potential customer’s attention. To minimize your load time, keep graphics small. Compress them where possible.

 

Target your Market – Know who your market is and make certain that your site caters to their needs. It is critical that your site reflect the values of your potential customers. Is your market mostly business professionals? If so, the site must be clean and professional. Is your product aimed mostly at teenagers and young adults? Then your site could be more informal and relaxed. The key here is to know your market and build the site to their preferences.

 

Focus the Site – Make certain your website is focused on a primary goal: selling your product or service. A site offering many unrelated products is not necessarily unfocused, but this is often the case. If your business does offer many products, dedicate a unique page for each instead of trying

to sell them all from one page.

 

Credibility Is Crucial – The most professionally designed website won’t sell if your customers don’t believe in you. A clear privacy statement is one way to build your credibility. Provide a prominent link to your privacy statement from every page on the site as well as from any location that you are asking your visitors for personal information. Provide legitimate contact information online.

 

Navigation should be simple – Make site navigation easy and intuitive. Simple and smooth navigation adds to the convenience of the visitors. Add powerful search and catalogue features. Visitors usually don’t have the patience to navigate through the whole website to find what they are looking for.

 

Consistency is the key – Make sure the site is consistent in look, feel and design. Nothing is more jarring and disturbing to a customer than feeling as if they have just gone to another site. Keep colors and themes constant throughout your website.

 

Make your website interactive and personalized – Add feedback forms as well as email forms that allow your prospective customers to ask you any questions they might have pertaining to a product. Personalization of your website is another key element that can build your visitor’s trust and increase your sales.

 

Content is King – Good content sells a product. Ask yourself the following questions. Does your copy convey the message you wish to get across to your visitors? Is it compelling? Does it lead your visitor through the sales process? Have others review, critique and edit your copy to insure it is delivering the intended message. Always double check your spelling and grammar.

 

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Selling is mostly knowledge and some creativity. If you build a web site to sell your product, you should take each of those steps and verify if you’re getting them out there. A disturbing web site will always loose customer, keep it simple and fast to learn where the user can get what ever he wants. Use the simpler word to identify each of your pages.

 

Start to bring people as soon as you can. This mean, that you need to make it as good as you can, in the shortest time you can. Don’t wait too long to get it out there. You don’t want someone else to do it before you.

 

There are always things that can be upgraded. You’ll have to work on your website to keep it up to date.

 

The design can be a good way to upgrade your website. A new logo could upgrade the look of your business with your web site.

 

 

 

 

Blog comment

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One of the most common tips, to build the traffic on a blog, is to leave comments on others people blog.

 

I’m an old surfer and marketer. In my early years, the ‘Golden book’ was common on most of the personal web site online. I was leaving a nice little text about the site with a little invite to visit mine at the end. In that time, it was working with an average of 30% to 40% of people visiting my own web site from that text. Now, there’s less and less personal web site. Most people will go for a blog instead of a web site.

 

It’s mostly the same that we do with post. With the difference that we need to leave a comment related to the subject of the post. This means that you need to read and understand the post first. Then that you need to create a comment that is as good as you can. It takes times and energy to do so.

 

If I could give you an advice, don’t leave a comment that looks like “Great post”, “Interesting subject” or “I agree with you”. Doing so isn’t going to bring any new people to your blog. You need to create something good with your comment.

 

View your comment as a promo tool for your blog. It has to be as good as your blog. It also needs to be short. A comment with more than 10 lines will only be read by the author of the blog you wrote on. Yes, you want the author to read your comment, but you also want the visitor to that blog to read it.

 

Remember, when you leave a comment, it’s more than a comment; it’s an ad to yourself and your blog.

 

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Use the good

 

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Share what you know. Don’t use the text of someone else.

 

You can’t be good in everything, but you can sure be good in a few ones.

 

Use the good to make some good post.

 

“Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.”

Aesop

There’s no need for you to go outside of your comfort zone. But sometimes, you could expand your knowledge and develop a larger zone.

 

Learning is the fountain of youth.

 

Writing

writing

Writing is putting your naked mind in words.

 

You put yourself in front of others people opinion.

 

Some will be nice in their comment and others not.

 

Don’t focus on the aggressive people. Haters will hate.

 

“There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated.”

Peace Pilgrim

Are you brave enough? Write and face the haters.

 

A lot of people think that writing is easy. Many have the idea to write something, but only a very small numbers do really write and publish.

 

Would you like to become a writer? Maybe you should start to write. Yes, start to write. This may seams very easy, but it’s not. Only when you are doing it every day that you can understand what it’s all about.

I think

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I write what I think.

 

This is why this blog is named “From Mage Mind”.

My nick online is “mage”. I have been using this nick for 20 years.

 

My style of blogging is all about what I think. I say it as I feel I should.

 

This blog is a work of fiction. Because it’s from my mind. I’m different from you in many ways, so what I think is different. So, if what I think is different, then it’s fiction. It’s not your reality. It’s my reality.

 

“I am not interested in telling you what to think. My job is to show you what I think. Period.”

Christopher McQuarrie

If this blog could sparkle something good in your mind, then I would be very happy.

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