If you’ve been following me for awhile, you probably know I post something new on my blog most Mondays.

Or maybe you don’t know that at all.

I’ll admit, I’m not exactly the greatest promoter of my own blog. When it comes to social media platforms like Twitter, I’m more a broadcaster than a back-and-forth chat guy.

Somehow, though, the blog is different—at least to my way of thinking.

 

The Purpose of a Blog

Not all blogs have the same purpose, and I’ll be the first to state that mine is not strictly sales-y.

While some blogs are 100% promotional, this blog is more likely to serve as a place to share personal experience… whether it’s a rant on Florida drivers or a post about the challenges my wife and I face as we contend with this year’s pandemic.

Because it’s not a sales-oriented blog with advertisers in the sidebar, I don’t always think to ask people to subscribe. But that’s about to change.

 

Hey, It’s Free!

There are a few ways we authors gain interest in our books: online promotions, monthly newsletters, and blogs are just a few.

For me, this blog is essential for a few reasons. Sure, sometimes I use it to share news about my books. But I also host guest authors, link out to other resources, and yes, post rants about stuff that bugs me.

Like my monthly newsletter, there’s no cost to subscribe to this blog. And you might find some great reading here—from other authors as well as myself.

Check it out and subscribe today. And please feel free to comment below!

 

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An Epic Launch

Today, the SEO overlords may punish me for posting something overly short. But that's okay. Because I had an epic launch this weekend. "Epic launch" is a phrase I've had in my head for a few weeks now. You see, as the publication date for Whizzers drew closer and...

Guilt-Inducing Advice

I came across a post on Twitter today called, “The Worst Writing Advice You’ve Ever Heard.” I don’t know if I want to comment on that, but I do have something else in mind. Probably the biggest cliché writers will ever hear is a variation on Write every day. When I...
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Running On Fumes: Pandemic Fatigue

Let’s face: the past four years have been exhausting. But 2020 is a whole other level of exhausting. If you’re running on fumes right now—and I’ll be the first to admit that’s the case for me—who can blame you? Ordinarily, I have a schedule for these blog posts, and...

Lovers In A Dangerous Time

This past weekend, I did what a lot of us are doing nowadays—frittered some time away on Facebook. I'm doing one of those "post the cover of an album you love" every day for a week or whatever, and Sunday's pick was Bruce Cockburn's Stealing Fire, which featured the...
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Gratitude Week: A Thanksgiving Reflection from Mike Sahno – Author. Speaker. Publisher.

2018 has been trying, to say the least. In January, I posted a New Year's resolution to finish my current WIP, Whizzers, this year. Then, on Valentine's Day, that got back-burnered when the call came that my 81-year-old mother had taken a fall and had to be...
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The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done

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Short Story Contest Part III

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Coffee Is For Closers

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Do What You Love, and the Money Will Follow…Right?

Recently, I was reading a post from an online trainer who coaches authors and other professionals. This trainer discusses the contrast between writing for money and writing for passion. In other words, the age-old conundrum: if you do what you love, will the money...
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5 Things to Do Before You Begin Your Writing Day

What should you do before you start your writing day?I've read plenty of advice on topics like this over the years, and I have to say upfront: I don't think there's a right way or a wrong way. You have to do what works for you. However, I've also tried to do things...