This isn't really a technical issue...Its more to do with content and style. Basically I've looked at some of your blog sites and I'm impressed with the quality...not so much the writing, I'm more impressed with the format and style. Does this make sense to anyone? For example my website. booksbysteve.com. I made it with yahoo sitebuilder which is a lame ass way to build a website but its user friendly and easy. Pretty much the only way I know how to build a website.. The content is fine but the style and format is lame if you ask me.
I'm 45 and maybe I just don't get it yet. Someone please take a look. This isn't a shameless plug and I can understand why someone would think it is. I really think I need help. My website looks like something from the 80's.
I also have a few other problems....I get zero traffic. My books sell fine on Amazon etc, but I've had 135 hits on my site in the past month, and most of those were me. I don't get the whole RSS feed thing. My books get great reviews but I sold a total of 1300 last year. That kind of pathetic. To be clear...I need help. I don't have tons of money to hire a publiscist or pay a professinal website builder. I do think with the release of my new book Jan 26th and the videos I'm doing will help.
Example...I just made a video 5 days ago and put it on youtube,myspace,facebook etc. It's on my blog or website if you want to take a look. But the video got 1500 hits in 4 days. So I think that's a great and "outside the box" advertising for me. I plan on making several more videos over the summer. It's relatively cheap and a pretty effective advertising tool.
The point I'm trying to make is I need low cost and effective advertising and style tips. The problems I have are very little money and even less technical knowledge. Within the past two weeks I did research and do these things: Amazon SITB (search inside the book), make the video, and am working on KINDLE. I have also been told to blog more which is something I've never done. This is my first blog site...lol. I plan on placing blogs all over the place.
Someone please take a look at my site and the blog I have here at WordPress and give me real ideas that a dummy like me can undertsand.
Thank you so much.
The blog I need help with is stevezellers.wordpress.com.