Here’s another edition of my column: writing help: blogs. I promise this blog won’t be all about writing help, I do have some funny stories to tell, and I even plan on doing some flash fiction once things calm down a bit. There is a topic though that I want to touch on. I know there are a lot of writers out there trying to make it and trying to get help. I think one of the most important things you can do is blog.
What this business is about is promoting yourself so you can get noticed. REALIZE I just said promote yourself not your work, people will come across that. If you are a writer, I would suggest setting up links to your books in a very visible spot on your blog, that way people can easily see them when they are looking at your blog. But don’t promote your work a lot, people will look past you as mindless noise. Give people something to look at, and they will start noticing you. Engage them in something interesting and they will want to know more about you.
Write about whatever you want: book reviews, works in progress, movie reviews, daily life, funny things that happen to you, game reviews. The list is endless. Make sure you have a newsletter set up, and a place where people can easily see it on your side bar and they can sign up if they like what they see.
Honestly, if I were to have done one thing different before I started writing, it would have been a blog. I see all of these book reviewers who have very active blogs and a great following. Now those people are getting into writing, and it is genius because they already have a following. Getting a following is very important, it’s something I wish I had done ages ago.
Of course, social media is another important part, but that comes along with promoting. If you have a blog, you should be promoting it! You can read about the importance of promoting here!
At any rate, I am pretty new to this public eye stuff, but I am determined to make my mark and get noticed, and I am discovering a lot of things along the way, and what better thing to do than pay it forward?
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