But seriously, it’s time to put my game face on. I had no idea how much I didn’t know until I started down this path of tweets, blog posts, and instagram action. There is so much to learn when it comes to self-promotion. I effectively have to become a Public Relations specialist, marketing myself to as many people as possible. While some might say I should focus on only the readers that are going to be interested in my book, the fact of the matter is, lots of different kinds of people might find interest in my writing.
Because of that, and because I believe if you want to get something done you should allow for a sufficient amount redundancy, I will be casting a wide net. I will be *hashtagging* as much as I can to catch the eye of a wide variety of people. I was already fortunate enough to convince the amazing ‘Now! Write’ blogger on Twitter to retweet my post. In the past hour since she did the retweet I’ve accumulated sixteen new followers.
But, going back to the beginning, I am just starting to open my eyes to how complex establishing a social media platform can be. I have purchased 3 books on the subject and will review them here after I’ve had a chance to skim through them.
For me, writing isn’t just a hobby, or a passion. If it weren’t for my severe aversion to homelessness I would write full time. It is what I was born to do and I’ve never been as sure of anything else in my life. Except for my surety that chocolate was sent to destroy me.
In addition to blogging, tweeting, and instagramming, I am taking on the real world as well. I have ordered custom bookmarks and stickers with my website on them and intend to spread them far and wide! I will be sure to take pictures of them when they arrive.
If you haven’t already, follow my blog via e-mail or follow me on Facebook. Those are the numbers I will present to the literary agent to show her that I’ve built up a sufficient following. Just like ONLY YOU can prevent wildfires, ONLY YOU can help me achieve my life-long dream of publishing a book.
Bye for now!