The Importance of Social Media

Those of us living the writer’s life or any form of a creative arts existence should understand the importance of the Internet and the availability of social media; something I am still learning about.

On Twitter this last week I went from forty followers to over two-hundred just by interacting with the other writers, following them, reading their posts, liking and retweeting. I am thrilled about this and my list of followers continues to grow.

There are so many different writers groups to explore and become a part of and in them you will find writers who are not there to judge you but are always willing to help you hone your skills.

I am also on Instagram and Facebook.

Marketing and self promotion is time consuming so it is always best to do a bit of time management, something I am terrible at! I do have retirement on my side but for those of you still in the workforce, make a schedule to keep yourself on track.

I also have a blog; I prefer it to a website (for now). I have them all linked so when I blog, it is shared across the mediaverse (is this even a word?).

You don’t have to wait until your book is finished/published; start working on marketing and promotion now so you will have increased media presence and your platform it will be ready when you need it.

All my best to you,

Naiobi

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