Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday 17th June 2021 – #IndieAuthors Timothy Pike, #BloggingTips Hugh Roberts, #Chocolate Eat Dessert First Greece

We all know how tough it is to get our books marketed, sold and reviewed and any help in getting them noticed is fantastic. Timothy Pike is on a mission to share the reviews of indie authors and he did just that this week for D.G. Kaye, Debby Gies and her memoir Twenty Years After “I Do”.. I hope you will head over to find out more about Tim’s Discovery List.

“How to keep a marriage happy and unbreakable”: This 5-star memoir reveals the secrets 

The Discovery List is off to a great start, and I’m finding solid gold already!

I’ve made it my quest to find every self-published book worth reading, and to do this, I created a spreadsheet that we as a community can add to.

It’s called the Discovery List, and whether you happened across a great self-published book or wrote one, we want to hear about it.

I love featuring books that got great reviews, so without further ado, here’s this week’s best self-published book:

Twenty Years: After “I Do” 
Reflections on Love and Changes Through Aging
by D.G. KayeReview: Lauren Scott at Baydreamer gives it 5 stars, and raves:

Head over to read Lauren Scott’s review for the memoir and check out Tim’s Discovery List:Tim Pike with D.G. Kaye – Review and Discovery List

More blogging gold from Hugh Roberts who talks through the most effective way to share your posts automatically and in a way that encourages readers to head over to enjoy the post in full. I make a cameo appearance….

Banner for the blog post 'How Changing This Setting On Your WordPress Blog Will Help It Gain More Views'

Here’s a screenshot of an email notification I got from WordPress when blogger Sally Cronin recently published a new blog post.

Screenshot showing a new WordPress blog post notification from Sally Cronin

Notice how only the first part of the post is visible to me.

To read the whole post, I have to click on its title or the ‘read more of this post‘ link (highlighted in the above image). This means I have to visit Sally’s blog to read the post, thus improving the viewing statistics on her blog.

Are there any disadvantages in displaying whole blog posts in email notifications? 

Head over to read the step by step guide to setting your notifications effectively:
Hugh Roberts with more tips on how to gain more views

And to end today a recipe that would have been banned as sinful in past centuries and I would have been at the front of the queue! From our friends at Eat Dessert First a chocolate divine invention that I am sure you will love. In this post the team share all the other delicious ingredients you can combine with chocolate to enhance both their flavours. Following this masterclass in chocolate… you will find the recipe for this indulgent tart…

Dark, milk and white chocolate, what to pair it with? 

Our tart with peanut butter cream and chocolate ganache

Anyone who does not like chocolate should not continue reading this article! In our new chocolate article we will meet again the dark, milk and white chocolate and we will see with which ingredients each one pairs. In the end we will make a delicious tart with a pairing of chocolate with peanut butter!

In our earlier chocolate article entitled “Black, milk or white?” we saw the different types of chocolate and where we use them. Now we will go one step further and see which ingredients suit them best, to get inspired by delicious combinations for our creations. Of course the combinations we will suggest are not binding, they are just ideas to inspire your creations … So lets go for another trip to the world of chocolate!

Head over to find out which ingredients go perfectly with the different types of chocolate and the recipe for that tart: Chocolate pairings with Eat Desser First Greece

I hope you have enjoyed today’s selection and will head over to read the posts in full.. thanks Sally.

27 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday 17th June 2021 – #IndieAuthors Timothy Pike, #BloggingTips Hugh Roberts, #Chocolate Eat Dessert First Greece

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  2. Thanks for the ping back, Sally. I’ve only written a few reviews, so I’m no expert and still get nervous. 🙂 But I’m glad Debby was happy with mine, and I appreciate you bringing it forward again.
    ~Lauren

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  3. Thank you so much Sal for including my recent discovery over at Timothy’s blog. And that chocolate tart had me going to the treat cupboard, lol. Of course, Hugh always has the best blogging tutorials. ❤

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  4. How amazing to find a “Discovery List!” That is quite a quest Timothy has undertaken. The Peanut Butter Cream tart made my mouth water, and Hugh’s blog is always great! Thank you, Sally!

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  5. Thank you for including my most recent blogging tips post, Sally. The email notification I got from WordPress about one of your recent posts was a perfect example for the post. I created a pingback on the image in the post to your post.
    That chocolate tart looks amazing, and I’m going to check out Tim’s discovery list.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs.

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