Blogging to Create Waves was the third workshop I walked into at Publish 15. Feeling enthusiastic to get my feet back in the game on social networking I learned a lot from this workshop but mostly reaffirmed I was on the right path, I just need to be consistent. Below are a few things I learned from Shari Stauch with WWW.
Rules of Engagement:
- Who are you?
- What are you doing?
- Why you’re doing it?
- What do you want to accomplish?
- Be passionate about it.
- Include link, photos, and videos.
- Edit your posts.
- Set regular schedules.
- Share often.
- Engage with trolls (people who criticize you and/or your work who thrive to get a response from you).
- Set unreasonable expectations.
- Blog with addresses you don’t own.
How often should you blog? (In General) Facebook once a day. Tweet 3 times a day.
What to blog about:
- Start with Attention titles: Provocative questions, #’s like 5 things you need to know about…
- Path to Publishing
- Relevant Issues
- What’s on your nightstand.
- Blog community exchange.
- Scenes from the cutting room (unpublished pieces).
- Book reviews in similar genre.
How to Grow Audience.
- Guest Blogs
- Social Media
- Link Blogs
- Install Blog Feed on Sites.
- WWW – Where Writers Win: Provides Marketing, websites, training & tools for the emerging author.
- Amazon Author Central: Build your Author page for Amazon and sign up for their newsletter.
- Goodreads: Create author page, connect with other book lovers, find beta readers.
- Independent Book Publishers Association: News and events in the publishing world.
Do you have any advice to share on blogging and using social media?
Stay posted for the next weeks blog on Publish 15 about Target Audiences.