January 2015-Strategic Planning: Refresh Your Profile
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.
Here are a few links that may be helpful: