Hello, welcome to my afternoon ramble on social websites.
How new are you to the social strata? Do you send Tweets, Blog to readers, Email, Link to someone, jump on Facebook, share books and comments about it to a page, or website?
And how long are you engaged in all this tweeting and socializing? Perhaps only five, minutes? Once a week? All day long, every day?
As an author, I’m really enjoying my experience, sprucing up and promoting my short story, Stealing Time through Musa Publishing’s inner and inter-connected social networks. We’re all linked together through email and Facebook, and an Authors Group where writing ideas are shared and commented on, with help at the ready from editors and authors alike. Finally, we all have our own Blog sites, and can link to those through the author site, too.
Oh, wait, there’s more: We read each others offerings, interview one another, and are encouraged to be interviewed outside the Musa Publishing lines, in non-Musa Blogs and participate in Blog Tours.
Sound like a lot on an author’s plate? It is, but this is marketing at its best, folks. It requires a bit of work, and a dedication of time, but I think it’s worth the effort for the connections made, and the genuine support given and received.
Setting a time limit on the socializing is important, because I still need to work on the sequel to Stealing Time. Since I’m still learning the ropes, the set up process is a bit daunting, but I’m enjoying meeting all of my fellow Musa Authors and editors. But, I have to remind myself that this is all serving a purpose; bottom line, what I gain is better exposure for my brand name, my publisher, and my product.
So what are you doing to promote yourself and connect to your fellow writers and authors? Get connected, you won’t regret it.
See you ’round the Blogs,