New Season, New Website, New SEO footprint

A new website build by PML MediaSpring brings renewed growth, green shoots, flowers… and websites.

I have just updated, redesigned and SEO-ized mine. In fact, you’re reading this blogpost on the new site, now that they’re inextricably linked.  Btw, if anyone was using my RSS feed, the new one is:

The folks at PML Media taught me that, in essence, I didn’t know a thing about social media. In fact, they were amazed I had accomplished anything at all via social media. Apparently, I’ve built website on top of website, and there were thousands (really!) of links that went nowhere, others that were not 301’d (see? I’m learning), and all sorts of other “back web-office” stuff that was wrong with my social media footprint.

While some of this stuff still makes my eyes glaze over—hey, I’m a writer, not a techie—I am excited about going forward. I intend to keep talking about issues in publishing, and I hope what I have to say engages you and that you’ll keep coming back. I also will to continue to bring fun stuff to your attention, as well as bring you guest posts every once in a while.

But what I’m really looking forward to is talking more about the craft of crime fiction. As you know, I teach a lot of workshops, and I’ll be producing a series of very short one or two minute videos offering a few tips here and there. I’ll also be interviewing authors whose craft, I think, is pretty amazing, and I’ll be interested to see what you think. I’ll also be looking to you for suggestions and comments. So feel free to comment whenever the spirit moves you.

For now, though, I hope you’ll sign up for my brand new email list. When you do, you’ll get a free download of “The Day Miriam Hirsch Disappeared the short story that started it all.

Just click here.

Back in a few. Until then, Happy Spring to all (even though it doesn’t feel that way in Chicago…