However, I’ve noticed that people mostly tweet the links to my posts without reading the posts themselves. I can’t complain. A few seconds of their time and I get more readers. I’m not that way though. I try to read each article and make the tweet personal. If I read something that goes against my values, I’m not going to promote it. Trust me, titles can be deceiving. I appreciate every one of the people that share my links with their followers, but I sometimes wonder if they know what they are promoting.
There are so many social media gimmicks out there lining up to get your attention. Tons of ways to promote yourself and others. But what really works? I’ve noticed that since Facebook went public, my Author Page has been shortchanged. For some reason, my blog posts are no longer sent there even though I’ve repeatedly set the publicize settings to my page; it instead goes to my personal wall. It’s very frustrating and I’m beginning to think not worth the effort.
I love LinkedIn, but don’t really know how to make it work for me. Goodreads has connected me to some great folks. I’m not sure about Google+…See, the list just keeps growing and I’m not sure spending my time using these social networking tools is worth it. I need time to write. That’s the whole reason for networking in the first place.I constantly read articles that say new writers need a web presence. I agree. When a book really captures me, I immediately go looking for the author’s website, blog, twitter account, etc.
This blog is where I state that, “I’m here. I’m a writer. I want you to join my world.” In the past, I owned a blog that gave writing tips and hosted blog tours and it took over my life. There was no time for me, no time for my writing. My goal is to be published. I share my journey here. Is that enough to garner followers?