Christopher P. N. Maselli

Author. Writer. Wordsmith.

(I like a good thesaurus.)

Expanding with Social Media

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Last post, I talked about Evolving with Social Media. In continuing with my “Social Media Manifesto,” containing some of the truths I’ve learned about social media over the past year, today I’m going to share what I’ve discovered about using social media to expand my brand as an author. These are all much easier to do than one might think: Social Media Means Being Everywhere Organizations and individuals usually have their own website with a blog, which is their primary means of...

Evolving with Social Media

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Over the past year, I’ve been learning a lot about social media and how to use it to declare your brand to the world. Over the next few blog entries, I’m going to share what I call my “Social Media Manifesto”—what I’ve learned about social media as an author. Today I’ll start with: Social Media Is a Serious Medium Social media is often approached as an extension to an established business, or even simply an established website. The business may sell a product, print a magazine...

Top 10 WordPress Plugins for Writers

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Every writer needs a website and if you know how to install it, I think there’s no better way to create a website than with WordPress. Once you’re up-and-running, you need some good plug-ins to really enhance your site and differentiate it from the crowd. Here is my highly subjective list of the Top 10 WordPress Plugins for authors and writers. I’m using Digital Nature’s Mystique theme which is pretty intensive, so I opted for light-weight plugins when possible so as not to increase...

More About Writer Christopher P. N. Maselli

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After writing “Who is children’s author Christopher P.N. Maselli?” the other day, I still had a few more things I thought others might think are completely boring, so since this is a blog, here we go. Five more titillating fact about Christopher P. N. Maselli: 5. I am not a Senator from Rhode Island. You’d think with a name like Christopher Maselli, you’d be easy enough to find on the Internet. But do a search and top results will also come from Christopher B. Maselli, a democratic...

Who Is Children’s Author Christopher P. N. Maselli?

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Sometimes the Internet can seem a bit impersonal and while I have my official “Christopher P. N. Maselli, Children’s Author” bio online, some people (you know who you are!) would like me to get even more “real” on my website. So here goes. Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Chris Maselli: 5. I L-O-V-E fast food. I know that’s horrible. I know I shouldn’t. But sometimes McDonald’s just calls. It’s a comfort food, I guess, and I try to eat fast food in moderation. It’s...

Is HootSuite5 Perfect for Your Social Presence?

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This week, HootSuite, a social media aggregator, released a new version–more powerful than ever! In a previous post, I detailed how I was connecting to Twitter, Facebook and more through Twitterfeed and Hellotxt. At the time, I had tried HootSuite, but it had fallen short of all I needed. This new update, however, has a LOT of new features that may enable me to simplify my social media process by entirely getting rid of Twitterfeed, GraffitiRSS for Facebook, Bit.ly, Google Analytics...

Allow God to Multiply Your Freelance Efforts [Dave Ramsey’s Momentum Theorem]

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Jump>> Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4 – Part 5 This video in Dave Ramsey’s “Momentum Theorem” series focuses on how our efforts are multiplied by God (infinitely) when we’re intensely focused over time on doing what He’s called us to do. There are certainly things that are out of an author and writer’s hands. After we finish our story, we leave it in God’s hands to spark a love for our work in an editor or agent as...