Blogging Maverick Sean Platt Launches Free "The Digital Writer's Guide to Blogging," With Two Videos, One Infographic, and Over 5,000 Words.

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It’s said that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but The Digital Writer proves there is such a thing as quality free ebooks and epic online copy with this week's release "Ultimate Guide to Blogging" and free eBook.

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The Digital Writer's Guide to Blogging

The formula is simple: Educate your readers, then offer a solution. You can skim the surface in your regular, free on-site copy, then design an eBook or service product that offers a solution you can sell at a premium.

After several years as a successful ghostwriter, then launching the bestselling post-apocalyptic serial, Yesterday's Gone, Sean Platt wanted The Digital Writer to do things differently. He is thrilled to offer his online Guide to Blogging for free.

The Digital Writer website boasts a free Members Area, packed with helpful tools, valuable resources, and exclusive content – printables and worksheets to augment their line of quality eBooks – all serving to help hard working writers to get smarter faster.

Each week the site publishes one new title thoroughly answering one question on the mind of the modern writer. In addition, they offer one of their books as a free gift to their members. This week’s brand new release is ““The Freelancer's Guide to Starting Right and Staying Strong (Build a Freedom Business Built to Last)".

This week's free title is “The Digital Writer’s Guide to Blogging.”

To celebrate their free release, the Digital Writer has published a 5,000+ word post on the site: The Ultimate Guide to Blogging.

Platt says, “Authority, simply put, is proof that you (and your blog) are worth listening to and you know what you’re talking about. You have relevant information that people respond to. Authority can come in a few forms — you’ve achieved success and can speak to the topic, your posts are often re-tweeted or commented on, and people regard you as an expert in your niche.”

He adds, “The formula is simple: Educate your readers, then offer a solution. This doesn’t mean you must always tell them exactly what to do, step-by-step. You can skim the surface in your regular, free on-site copy, then design an eBook or service product that offers a full solution you can sell at a premium.”

The Guide details the essential reasons writers must have a blog, with sub-topics including:

What Is Authority And Why Yours Matters
Getting Attention
How To Win Friends and Gain Influence
Making Relationships Work
How to Create A Powerful Blog Post
Encouraging Subscriptions 
Going Viral 
The Art of the Opening
Knowing Your Audience
Coming Up With Winning Topics
The Blogging Learning Curve
More Bloggers to Follow and Posts to Learn From

Since no Blogging Guide would be complete without a list of other bloggers to follow, the post concludes with a list of people Platt suggests every Digital Writer should pay attention to. The list includes some of the strongest voices in the world, including Darren Rowse and Leo Babuata, as well as up and comers he believes are getting it right, such as Corbett Barr and Kristi Hines.

The post has over 5,000 words, including two videos, like last week's How Twitter Can Make You A Better Writer and Quick Twitter Tips, plus an infographic and one free eBook, the Blogging Guide improves on the quality over the previous week's post, "The Ultimate Guide to Twitter."

And to make the post especially bookmark worthy, "The Ultimate Guide to Blogging" gathers some of the best blogging posts previously published from around the web.

The Digital Writer's Guide will be free from April 17, 2012 to April 21, 2012.

For questions, or to reach Sean directly, please email him at: sean(at)thedigitalwriter(dotcom)

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