I wouldn’t say I embrace social media, but I do understand it to be an integral part of building a writing platform. After all, what’s the point of writing a book and becoming an author if no one knows you exist? I’m afraid that’s what happens to many of us. We spend all of our time writing and very little time marketing. So, in preparation for the launch of a few new titles, I’ve been working on developing a painless strategy for using social media to build my writing platform without becoming overwhelmed.
With so many social media choices, I’ve decided to focus primarily on my blog and use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to share my links. Of course, I’m also going to make an effort to become acquainted with members of my target audience, and share articles and tips on topics that are of interest to me and others in my “tribe.” As a writer, I not only want to sell my books and online classes (coming soon!), but I also want to connect with others in my field. Here is my 7-Day bare-bones Social Media Schedule using my blog, FaceBook, LinkedIN, and Twitter. If I can do it, you can too!
Sunday: Share links to good articles on writing, motivation, creativity, hypnosis, altered states, food, and blogs I follow.
Monday: Comment on other blogs, articles, posts, and forums.
Tuesday: Short post (tips).
Wednesday: Shameless self-promotion of my workshops and books.
Thursday: Longer post (commentary).
Friday: Comment on other blogs, articles, posts, and forums — a repeat of Monday.
Saturday: Talk about what I’m learning, classes I’m taking, books I’m reading, helpful webinars I’ve taken–anything that might be useful to others
You know what they say about the “best laid plans of mice and men,” but so far this simple plan is working for me. I’m spending less than an hour each day and I’m having fun doing it. Give my 7-Day bare-bones Social Media Schedule a try. Let me know what you think.
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