• Karen Hugg on Twitter, How I Discovered Peace in the Stress of Social Media, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/10/19/social-media/(opens in a new tab) #socialmedia #author #books #authorbrand #authorwebsites #depression #mental health

    How I Discovered Peace in the Stress of Social Media

    Social media has always been a source of stress for me. I’ve had a like-it/hate-it relationship with it for a long time. I like when I make a new friend via Twitter or Instagram. It’s wonderful to exchange shared interests and thoughtful ideas with someone new in your life, especially…

  • Rose and Journal, It's Time to Share the Private Side of My Life, https://karenhugg.com/2020/10/14/private-side/(opens in a new tab), #author, #KarenHugg, #fiction #books #writing, #journal, #authorbrand, #privateside

    It’s Time to Share the Private Side of My Life

    As a professional with an artistic product, I need to spread the word about the novels I write. But I’ve always felt self-conscious about promotional messages, either on social media or this website. I don’t want to annoy you, my reader, and I don’t want to create more commercialism noise.…

  • A Comfortable Way of Showing up as an Artist, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2020/02/08/showing-up/ #artist #desk #showingup #onlinepresence #website #blogging #writers #authors #inspiration #marketing

    A Comfortable Way of Showing up as an Artist

    Showing up is so important. Do you know that quote by a famous film director (whose name I won’t mention) about how 80% of success in life is just showing up? It’s so true. I’ve seen it over and over again. Someone got an opportunity not because they were the…

  • Karen Hugg Pinterest, Why Pinterest is Fantastic for Discovering Your Brand, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/09/18/why-pinterest-is-fantastic-for-discovering-your-brand #authorbrand #authormarketing #books #bookmarketing

    Why Pinterest is Fantastic for Discovering Your Brand

    I’ve been thinking a lot about creating author brands lately and how lost I felt a couple of years ago when I didn’t have one. I believe an author brand is important for writers to communicate to readers who you are, what you value, and what your books or writings…

  • Woman at Computer, What I Learned from the 30-Day Blogging Challenge, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/07/03/blogging-challenge #blogging #dailyblogging #writing #seo #author #authorwebsites #whytoblog #books #novels

    What I Learned from the 30-Day Blogging Challenge

    A month before The Forgetting Flower came out, I took on a 30-Day blogging challenge: publish posts on my blog for 30 days straight. It was a difficult exercise. I had to come up with decent content every day and even though I planned out my topics ahead of time,…