Social Marketing for the Writer

I went to the Erma Bombeck Writing Conference in April.  There are a lot of great workshops offered at this conference that’s offered every two years, but this year I had the great luck to sit in on Nettie Hartsock’s presentation about social media which is one reason this blogsite and my writing website have gotten a facelift!   Here are some of the most important points Nettie discussed at the Erma conference:

  1. limit your social media time to 15 minute sessions three times a week
  2. update your LinkedIn profile and if you don’t already have one, GET ONE…publishers, editors and agents are looking at LinkedIn for their next authors.  Also, the better your on-line platform, the better your chances of publishing.
  3. Link your Twitter and Facebook accounts with LinkedIn so that you can update all three at one time
  4. Create pages on your blogsite or website that will trigger the most search engines bringing the right people to your site.  In other words, if you write humor, one of your pages should be humor; if you write romance novels, one of your pages should be romance novels.

To see more of Nettie’s tips, visit her website.

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