Episode 2 Season 2: Shouldn’t I be Blogging? #Blogging #Podcast

In this Episode:

We talk about why Blogging is important and how you can get started and what it takes to get people to actually follow and read your blog. We are joined by our Special Guest: Amaryllis Turman, who is the blogger-in-chief of The Opinionated Woman’s Musings, a reviews and musings website whose following is building quickly. She talks about how she got started, what platforms she used along the way and what works for her to get her following and to keep growing it. She talks about how she builds relationships with her followers and readers as well as connecting with Authors and publishing companies that help drive readers to her site. And unlike yours truly, she is very consistent in her postings and she talks about how she keeps her schedule. And what about a “blog tour” to get more traction to your blog?

We also talk about writing, creativity, and how much creative juices are our daily allowance. And finally tales of a voracious reader.  What kind of books do you read?

Editor’s Note: Chuck was off on his own adventures so sadly he wasn’t on there.

Here is some of the places you can find Amaryllis online:

Her info:

Blog www.amaryllisturman.com

Facebook www.facebook.com/towmusings

Twitter @towmusings

Who she is following on Twitter: Luvvie Ajayi @luvvie Chrissy Teigen @chrissyteigen JK Rowling @jk_rowling

Blogs she reads and why:

Haiku out of Africa https://wandererhaiku.wordpress.com/  poetry

Out and About with the GeoKs (JEE-oh-kays) https://thegeoks.wordpress.com/ outdoors adventure, hiking

Awesomely Luvvie http://www.awesomelyluvvie.com/ pop culture blogger and NY Times bestselling author

 

And her list of Recommended authors

For humor/entertainment and social commentary Luvvie Ajayi

For SciFi romance Anna Hackett & Cara Bristol

For Paranormal romance Terry Bolryder

For Contemporary romance Carly Phillips

For Fiction Liane Moriarty

For South Carolina mysteries Hope Clark

This is the Hotel that Amarylis talks about during the podcast:

Episode 1 Season 2: Alexa, can you hear me?

Alexa Voice Commands

In this Episode:

Alexa lands at Roy’s house and they mostly get along. Adventures in Voice Assistants (Siri, Alexa, Google Now, Google Home), Virtual Assistants, and trying to get them to tell you what you really want to hear or know. Plus we learn Amazon’s Alexa makes a great DJ if you are in the mood for Heavy Metal Christmas, Heavy Metal Classical Music, or the Chris Tomlin station. Actually you find she is really good at all things music. Quite fun there. Be sure to listen to the end for the “Moment of Zen”.

Links:

Alexa is taking part in a murder investigation

Alexa buys you a doll house

How to keep Alexa from buying stuff