Small Steps to Book Marketing Review
A month ago on my blog post ~ Getting in the Zone~ I set myself three challenges so how am I doing?
- To get to know the #Writing Community on Twitter, because the writing world can be a bit lonely having moved away from your support group.
#WritingCommunity are a lively bunch of folks always asking fun questions about writing life, your characters and your novel or current project. @JuliaColbourn @Marylee MacDonald and @LombardEmma I’ve connected to most. Great encouragers!
2. To write regular blog post.
I’ve really succeeded in this one, my post ‘Getting in the Zone, being the most read but I’ve just set up a campaign to sell ‘The Healing Paths of Fife’ in aid of Kirkcaldy Foodbank and this has generated an abundance of posts quite naturally.
3. To use my Book Trailer for ‘Murder Now and Then’
I’m afraid I posted it on twitter once and on Facebook and then forgot all about it.
As the song goes, Two out of Three ain’t Bad.
My next Three Book Marketing Challenges
Over the years I have become very remiss at following back folks on Twitter. At first this was so that I could see the people’s tweets I wanted to see, which is all very well, but it is not very kind, so I’ve decided to follow back and try to set up Lists so that I can see those with whom I interact with most. Here are instructions I just googled:
- Visit your Lists page via the gear icon drop-down menu or by clicking Lists on your profile page.
- Click Create List.
- Name the List & provide a description.
- Designate the List as Public or Private.
- Save the List.
Set up a quiz so that I can practice using forms and email and begin to get a real buzz with people on Facebook and Twitter.
Relearn how to use Hootsuite. It looks soooo complicated now since I used it three years ago, but to put it simply, it allows you to schedule tweets and Facebook posts so that you can rationalise your free time but keep a presence. That does not mean that all my posts will be scheduled. I love the banter of Twitter and Facebook in real-time too, and that is so important but it certainly helps time management.
Are you Receiving Me? – Do you need to worry about generating comments?
Of course I enjoy people taking the trouble to comment on my blog but, just because there are none left on the actual blog post each time, I am still cheered by the way people respond in other ways and other factors:
So am I right not to get worried about getting comments actually on my blog?
Should I do something about the fact that the ratio of comments left per post is only 1 in 3?
I don’t really think so because as long as there are people out there enjoying what I write and I still gain pleasure in writing posts then it continues to be a positive channel to release my thoughts and hone my skills as a writer.
What do you think?
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