Saturday, January 30, 2016
Vigilant Silver Fox: Be Strategic: Blog: Before we even place our fingers on the keyboard, let's explore the origin of the word 'blog.' The word 'blog' is deri...
A blog consists of short concise valuable prose use by information seekers. This audience receives something of value. Your blog readership helps to build and expand a platform for your books, speaking engagements, articles, and classes you create.
The key components of successful blogs:
- Choose a name or URL (It is your brand)
- Make sure the software platform works for you and readers
- Consistency is key for building an audience
- Define the purpose for your blog
- Create a flexible annual blog plan
- Make it easy for your readers to find your blog
- Learn to use 'Post Settings'
- Analyze your blog's data
- Make sure your audience responds to your blog
- Have fun with your blog
These links are resources to help you start a blog:
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
How many email sites do you own?
- How many Facebook sites.
- How many blogs?
- How many Twitter accounts?
- What about your Instagram? Goodreads? Pinterest? Stumbleupon? Reddit? Digg? Tumblr? Just to begin the litany of possibilities.
Step 2: Update your profiles. Potential employers, literary agents, publishers, and above all readers, check profile sites. In this "info at our fingertips" world, you need to be consistent on all profiles and above all - current.
Step 3: Ah! the dreaded head shot, let's be frank, no one likes to take one, pick one, or post one. Your professional social platform needs to reflect you, the professional, successful, writer. Hey! I love my family and yours too, but the craft of writing is half of the story. The business part makes us all nervous and putting ourselves out there in a photo is business. Find a way to keep your profile photo fresh and professional.
Step 4: List your writing achievements and development (conferences, workshops, contributions, etc.).
Step 5: Keep list of social platform profiles. Set a reminder to help you refresh profiles every quarter, okay if you can't manage quarterly, try biannually, but get a social platform profile schedule reminder on all your calendars A.S.A.P.
A profile is just that: a profile. It is an economy of words describing who you are today.
There are multiple sites and choices on writing an author's profile.
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