Is Your Blog On Kindle? A Quick ‘How To’ Get Your Blog On Kindle.

A useful, easy to understand guide to publishing a blog on Kindle.

Ruth Nina Welsh

Is your blog available on Kindle? If it is, that’s excellent! If it’s not, maybe you haven’t thought about it yet. Or, maybe you’re thinking it’s a complicated process. In fact, it’s really easy. I recently made my Be Your Own Counsellor & Coach website available to subscribe to on Kindle and it was a simple task.

For those of you who might be interested in doing something similar, here’s how to put your blog on Kindle in a few easy steps:

  • Visit Kindle Publishing For Blogs and set up an account.
  • When logged in, click ‘Add Blog,’ and complete the sign-up form. You will need your RSS feed, blog description, tagline and a picture to display on your Amazon page. I chose a screenshot of my website:

Blog Capture May BYOCC

  • With all of your information filled in, click to ‘Generate Blog Preview’ and remember to hit ‘Save’ in case it doesn’t go…

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Laying the foundations

The trenches have been dug, and now the foundations can start being poured.

I have an appointment on Wednesday at the bank with the business advisor so that I can open an account for PostAdoption Charity.

I have a Trustee, and I have someone willing to be Patron.

I have a CafePress store with at least two designs stocked.

I hold both and domains (both of which need re-directing to here).

I have the @PostAdoption Twitter account.

I need to work out a business plan, I think.

I also need to work out what criteria people are going to have to fit into in order to be able to obtain the funding that I’m hoping to raise so that people can get the help I’m hoping to be able to give.

Being entirely new at this, I’m not really sure what else I need to get going effectively, so all pointers appreciated. Until then, I’ll be found browsing through pages like How to write a business plan and Recipe for success: Business plans while trying to work out how to build this into viable concern.

Oh, and I have also asked Daughter to create a logo for me, however she’s not convinced that she will be able to pull it off. She needs to stop doubting herself so much. </Pot meeting Kettle> ;)

Moving along

Not very quickly, I admit. Much of that has been to do with the hassles I’ve been having in dealing with the whole being adopted part, still. Last night, Bestest-Wifey asked me how far PAC had come on since its inception, and I had to own up to having let things slide whilst trying to fight my own battles as well as the battle to get the adoptee voice heard.

Having suddenly discovered Twitter – correction, not discovered ’cause I’ve had an account for ages, but suddenly started using Twitter last week (after discovering it gave me pretty much direct access to the UK’s “Adoption Czar” <vom> @martinnarey), I did my usual going through and nabbing my usual blog/page names, and since Bestest-Wifey reminded me of this charity (not that I’d really forgotten it, just haven’t really had time/energy to deal with it), I got to work on creating the PAC Twitter account. In order not to annoy too many people by random spammings with this new account, instead of pimping PAC outwardly, I instead decided to kinda reverse-engineer my spamming, and so went through and added ten ton of accounts that used or posted with the words #adoption, #adoptee, or #adopted in their whatever-it-is-Twit-searches. Hence currently, PAC Twit is now following almost 1000 accounts.

Which kinda leads us to where we are now…

In one of the accounts, my eye caught a link that I decided to follow, which led me to the APRC (Adoption Policy And Reform Collaborative) site (that I’m guessing is also pretty much in its infancy, although far surpassing this (currently) miserly effort of a site) via Adoption Echoes A Perfect Storm post. It was at this point that I gave up waiting to make a stand-alone web-site for PAC, and instead decided to migrate this-a-way over to WordPress. Opened up, logged in, clicked “Create a New Blog”, typed in postadoptioncharity for the new name, and was subtly reminded by WP that a blog of that name already existed. Yup, it’s been that long since I started trying to throw this charity together that I actually forgot that I’d already created a WP blog for it. Thus, today is HOPEFULLY heralding in a new era in which PAC actually begins to move forward as a serious concern, and can hopefully start making some money to help fund me and all the other adoptees who need the psychological help that’s (at least currently) unavailable on the NHS, despite it being the Government, the Law Makers, and their Social Services that did this to us in the first place.

Even if PAC doesn’t make a single penny though, it’s less important than fighting to get adoptees’ voices heard, and to get funding somehow so that adoptees can actually get in to see specialist adoption therapists who actually understand all the inverse realities that being adopted can convey upon a life.

So begins the long and arduous task…

So begins the long and arduous task of attempting to create a charitable organisation designed – at least initially – in an attempt to help raise funds in order to assist adoptees to obtain the oh-so horrendously expensive psychological/mental health/however you wanna describe it help that so many adoptees have demonstrated needing.

Of course, if it does take of properly (no promises yet, hence why I’m not asking for money yet), then it’s possible to widen the scope of ‘help’, but for now, it’s definitely the psychological stuff I’m aiming at.

This blog will – hopefully – chart the challenges I (and the organisation) face in becoming a recognised charity, potentially along with links and comments and reactions to a variety of adoption-related literature and Internet discussions, questions, and debates.

I do not intend this blog to become a personal blog concerning my own adoption issues, however it’s absolutely certain that my own adoption issues will colour the reactions and comments made.