Sunday, May 17, 2015
The Rules of Engagement
First of all, I'm supposed to be gathering all my friends on an email list so I can keep them up to date on my latest ideas and new books. Recently, I went to a website that wouldn't let me read anything until I "signed up". How rude is that? I think it should be the reader's choice. But, it was his website.
Another thing I'm supposed to be doing is convincing other blog owners to let me do guest posts. I never was one to blow my own horn, but to appear on someone's blog and say: "Hi! You need me!" just creeps me out. Maybe I need some lessons in self esteem.
But I am doing something right! I have a growing Twitter presence and have finally learned what a hashtag is: #amwriting or in my case, #amretweeting. You can find me on Twitter as @weetot52.
Another thing I exploring is the possibility of doing podcasts. I can put snippits of my stories on a podcast and let my readers enjoy listening to them. The one drawback to this idea is that it can be very time consuming and requires dedication.
All in all I'm moving in the right direction. Social media takes a lot of time and energy but will pay off in the end.
"To receive you must give first."