Monthly Archives: May 2016

Five Reasons You Can’t Get Your Novel Published – And Why It’s Not Your Fault

I wanted to share this.

A Writer's Path

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by Larry Kahaner

             Dear Author:

            Thanks for sending us your manuscript. The plot is unique, the characters are compelling and the writing is top notch. It’s one of the best books we’ve ever read. Unfortunately, it’s not right for us.

            Best Regards, The Publisher

What the…?

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Bing Webmaster Tools: Three Steps To Search Engine Domination

Have to share this.

The Daily Post

Recently, we talked about the advantages of using Google Search Console to increase your site’s visibility. Today we turn to Microsoft’s Bing.

While Google is the king of search engines, Microsoft’s Bing is still a force to be reckoned with. Together with Yahoo, Bing occupies the remaining third of US search queries, and its third-party relationships allow it to serve results on multiple platforms beyond the Bing.com search engine. If you aren’t in Bing’s search database, you’re missing out on multiple avenues of opportunity.

Add A Sitemap

Going forward, you’ll need a Microsoft account; you can sign up for one here.

To get started, you’ll want to add your site to Bing. You can accomplish that by following the step-by-step instructions on our support site.

Now it’s time to add your sitemap to Bing. If you already added it using the instructions linked to above, skip this first step; you’re already ahead of the class!

  1. Click on Configure My Site →…

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How to Publish Posts that Search Engines Will Love

This is a good one. Thought I’d share.

The Daily Post

In the world of website creation, on-page SEO is one of the most important factors (if not the most important) in helping potential visitors find your site.

On-page SEO is a term that describes the elements — both content- and code-based — that produce a page that ranks well for searches around a certain topic. Building a perfectly optimized page is challenging; overdoing it might result in penalized sites and poor rankings.

While there are countless guides out there, each with their own opinions on what an optimized page entails, there are a few important factors that practically every SEO resource agrees on — factors that come organically with good content, which search engines love. Let’s go through six of the most crucial ones.

Your Audience Comes First

Great content satisfies a need that a person visiting your site has.

The expression “Content is king” has been tossed around the search engine marketing sphere for a number of years. It’s used as…

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Picking up the Pieces

Read about my comeback.

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The great return to finale

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI- I am putting back together the pieces of my life like in a shining kaleidoscope. Some call it a comeback.

I am back on the final stretch of the “Greenwich Meridian” (c) memoir. I took a break to establish my Internet blog design company Emma Blogs, LLC. Now that I feel well grounded, I am returning back to the life of a daily writer. I missed it anyway.

The blogging journey took me from a rookie to a lifelong learner. Internet is much like water & wind; it never stands still or like Wall Street; it never sleeps. You can’t abandon it, because it’s like the writing life. It doesn’t let go of you.

Art Prize 2015 Piece from Art Prize 2015 representing electronic circuits on display at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids. (UICA)

Along that three-year long journey…

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I got this for you!

I really like this because it inspires me to create no matter what I have going on in my life. I have just took back on Goodreads social networking site for both writers and readers now that I am entering the final stretch of the memoir “Greenwich Meridian” (c). I need to finish it and these two things have inspired me today: Goodreads and Father Mark Peacock’s “I got this for you.” Thank you Father Mark.

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Seventh Week of Easter Thursday

Acts 22: 30; 23 6-11

John 17: 20- 26

At a recent funeral in the Detroit area, I was con-celebrating and the main celebrant was one of the Bishops of Detroit. In the sacristy before the funeral, the Bishop was giving instructions to the servers who were all from the Catholic grade school. He was telling them how he wanted things done when one of them a young man with great confidence said to the Bishop, “Bishop, I got this for you!” Our readings are about God saying to us, “I got this for you.”

In our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles, St. Paul is on trial for preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ. Paul creates a huge debate as he makes the claim that he is being put on trial because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The debate gets…

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Happy Mother’s Day

Memoir “Greenwich Meridian” (c) ties to Mother’s Day.

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Mother’s Day ties to Greenwich Meridian (c) memoir

By Emma Palova

Lowell, MI- Every year on Mother’s Day, I think about my mom Ella Konecny. That is why I dedicated “Greenwich Meridian” memoir to her. I hope to finish the book within the next few months.

Mom Ella Konecny, the pharmacist Mom Ella Konecny, the pharmacist

Actually people have been already asking me about the memoir that covers our three-generation immigration saga. I had to put it on hold while I was establishing my Internet presence and my business Emma Blogs, LLC.

Now, that I feel well grounded I am picking back up both fiction and memoir writing.

My mother Ella is both funny and sad. She likes being the center of attention at anyone’s birthday party even at my own. I have a birthday tomorrow, one day before the official Mother’s Day. May 9th was also a national holiday in Czech Republic.

Whenever we gather around…

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