Since January 2017 will be the one year anniversary for my blog, writer’s website, and writer’s Facebook page, I have started reflecting on what I have learned over the past year and what I can do better next year. I have also been asking myself whether or not I should expand to another form of online media.
Below are three articles I found enlightening. I hope they help you as much as they did me.
“How Writers Should Be Using Social Media [Infographic]” by Wealthy Web Writer, contributed by Matt Banner: http://www.wealthywebwriter.com/2016/07/writers-using-social-media-infographic/
“How Successful Authors Use Social Media to Sell More Books” by Chuck Sambuchino, excerpted from Guide to Literary Agents, from Writer’s Digest Books: http://thewritelife.com/how-successful-authors-use-social-media-to-sell-more-books/
I liked the advice from “10 Pro Tips for Writers Using Social Media” by Matt Petronzio, but I had to wade through pop-ups to read it. I pasted the ten tips below. If you’re willing to risk the pop-ups, here’s the link: http://mashable.com/2012/02/02/social-media-writers/#wpD1VUqRikq6
- “Sign Up for the Big Networks”
- “Interact and Engage — Enthusiastically”
- “Minimize Self-Promotion”
- “Consider Privacy and Comfort Levels”
- “Find a Happy Medium”
- “Make Valuable Connections”
- “Keep Up Appearances”
- “Aspiring Writers vs. Seasoned Writers”
- “Don’t Obsess Over Number of Followers”
- “Don’t Force It”