Welcome to the weekly round up and a catch up on the week’s events here on the blog.
Most of you will know that as of August 1st – our Facebook profiles are not longer linked automatically. In itself it is not a problem because it offers an opportunity to personalise the post when sharing to FB. However, many of my posts, including the columns that are written by William Price King, Carol Taylor, D.G. Kaye and Jessica Norrie, are scheduled to go out at just after midnight. Around 65% of my readers are from North America and they are usually checking the WordPress reader, and also their email notifications during those overnight hours. With the loss of the link to Facebook where I have a substantial amount of followers, this meant that the post would not be seen until the following night, and would most likely be long lost in timelines and on the WP reader.
Despite my reluctance to have two accounts with FB… I have weighed up the pros and cons and have established a page, which by the new rules is linked directly. A great many of my posts are author and blog promotions, and I want to achieve the most effective reach I can for those I promote. I hope that this will help me do that. I have sent invitations out to my current FB followers, but if you are not connected there, perhaps you would like to head over to the new page and join me there: https://www.facebook.com/smorgasbordblogmagazine/
In September I will be introducing new promotional posts and I am also very interested in developing new collaborations in the form of monthly, fortnightly or weekly columns to join the already established Health, Music, Cookery, Literary and Health posts.
There are a number of options to think about. Do you have an expertise in a particular area of writing, publishing, film or a hobby that you are passionate about? If you write about health you can write under the Health Column umbrella as a guest. You may have a series of posts on a particular subject that you have already published on your blog in the past and would now like to share with a new audience.
If you are interested in talking further then please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org with a view to posting at the end of September either monthly, fortnightly or weekly.
Posts from Your Archives – Blogger promotion
Earlier in the year I featured over 200 posts from your archives. I will be bringing this feature back from October and so I am giving you plenty of time to check your archives and find posts that you feel could use some more attention.
If you would like to participate in this series of Posts from your Archives here are the details.
All of us have posts that sit idle in our archive with perhaps a handful of visits from readers who are browsing on our blog. But I would like to offer you the opportunity to share some of your posts that you feel would be enjoyed by a different audience.. Mine.
I am happy to share posts on any subject including short stories, writing, publishing, pets, health, personal experiences with life and events, films and music. If you have travel posts that have a great many photos, then I will feature those as a reblog post with up to four of the photos and then a link to go to your blog to read the rest.
Apart from sharing your post, I will of course share your bio, any book links, social media and of course your blog so that readers can head over and enjoy your more recent hard work. Currently my readership across the blog and Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest is 36,000, many of whom are readers and authors.
If you are interested all I need is the links to four posts you are interested in sharing and then I will take it from there. Most of you have already sent me your links but if we have just met I may come back to you. email@example.com
Okay.. time to get on with the posts from the week that you might have missed.
The Music Column with William Price King – Diana Krall the Finale – New series on Jazz Instrumentalists beginning next week.
The Food and Cookery Column with Carol Taylor
Carol mentions the ‘C’ word this week as she shares the recipe to make your own version of the festive classis, sweet mincemeat.
The Travel Column with D.G. Kaye
Off to Mexico in the company of travel expert Debby Gies – Where it is safe, shopping wining and dining, excursions, accommodation and health. Read before you book, and get the most out of your holiday.
Getting to know you – Sunday Interview – With N.A. (Noelle Granger)
I had the pleasure of meeting my guest today at the Bloggers Bash in 2017 and discovered a delightfully charming person and also had the privilege of meeting her husband. Noelle Granger is the author of the Rhe Brewster crime thriller series and has recently published Death in a Mudflat
Smorgasbord Health Column
Nutrients the body needs to be healthy – Zinc
The blood – oxygen distribution and waste disposal.
Personal Stuff…Letters from America – my parent’s visit in November 1985 and our trip to The Alamo in San Antonio and the deep and amazing Natural Bridge Caverns.
What’s in a Name? – Short Stories
Celia – A Crisis of Faith
Clive – The Debt
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update – Reviews.
Smorgasbord Blogger Daily
Humour and Afternoon Video