It’s Summer, Avoid the Sunshine, Get To Blogging and Joing the Spiderweb
Finding time to blog in the summer has been difficult. When the sun comes out in the Pacific Northwest we all want to be outside as we know the dreary, grey winter is just around the corner. So when faced with choosing my WIP over blogging, my WIP wins. But, I have noticed that my lack of blogging = lack of traffic/readers. So, I need to kick myself into gear not just with my blogging, but my over all social media presence.
The last time Fidalgo Island Writers Guild met a handful of us were there and one of the topics was blogging. One member was talking about content over quantity (ex. a once a month blogger, rather than 3 times a week blogger). I think for a published traditional author, that scenario might work. Although I don’t know how publishing regular posts would really hinder you as an author.
For unpublished writers trying to get our names out there the social media expert formula of at least 3 times a week works in your favor. Honestly, I don’t need them to convince me, I see the proof in my stats. I like to think of the internet as a giant spiderweb. Each time you post, you become another strand of that web and then someone connects to your strand and so on and so on. Same goes for indie authors that are usually the sole source of their social media presence. Their regular self promotion = web presence which = potential readers and book sales.
To pump up my lack of posts I dedicated one Saturday this month to writing as many posts as I could. Sure, Vella was there screaming at me. Now that Jeremy has been kidnapped by the vampire Queen I don’t blame her. But, you know what, she’ll just have to wait.
- Fidalgo Island Writer’s Guild Social Media Class (laradunning.wordpress.com)
- Why Blog? (kimkoning.wordpress.com)
- Jeanette’s Revised ROW80 Goals (jeanettewrites.wordpress.com)
- In Arrears (towriteistowrite.wordpress.com)
- Writing for the future. (dwwriter.wordpress.com)
- Finding Time to Blog (patriciahollet.wordpress.com)