As writers, what do we need to know about social media? Bluntly put, we need to know how to use it! We need to be able to get our name and our personality out there, we need to be able to build an audience before we get our work out there. Once we get our work out there, we need to be able to market it.
Each social media site works a bit differently. I do have a personal site, that carries all of my diverse interests.
I have one account on Twitter, and I share my thoughts, links to my work (books and blogs), as well as commenting on an sharing posts that have something to say.
On LinkedIn, I do the same thing. I share my thoughts, links to my work, comment on and share posts that have meaning, as well as putting up the occasional article.
On Facebook, I have a personal page that I keep private, as well as a professional author's page, and a page for my wellness blog.
I also have a monthly newsletter that I put out through Mail Chimp, devoted to anything related to writing.
Another important equivelant to a social media site is to create an author's page on Amazon, where all of your work that is published through Amazon, whether it is published by a brick and mortar publisher or self-published (Kindle Direct Publishing).
(c) September 2019 Bonnie Cehovet
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