I loved the updates I got on yesterdays post. It seems like you all are working on such awesome stuff. Some of those ideas sound so amazingly awesome, and I definitely want to be kept updated on what happens with those.
It has also been a while since we've talked marketing here at the bloggity blog. So today I want to get your updates and ideas in terms of marketing. The fact is, writers are pretty much acting as their own publicists in today's marketing world.
If you click on the little contacts tab up top, you'll realize how big of a social media nut I am. Honestly, I find it fascinating, almost like a game, and I think its one of the fun, exciting parts about being a writer. I consider this blog kind of my social media hub, but I've also got a Twitter, Google+, YouTube channel, Tumblr, and if you noticed on the sidebar, a button to a brand new Facebook page. And a few others. I know that seems crazy, but I sincerely love it. I love finding new awesome stuff and getting in contact with amazing people who share my quirks and dorky interests. In other words, if I haven't been blatant enough already, I would LOVE to connect with any of you who use any of those sites, because you are part of that awesome people group.
But really, I want to know what has worked best for you. What sites have been most effective, and what strategies the most successful within those sites? What has helped you get more Facebook or YouTube followers? What maybe obscure sites do you use that have actually helped you get in touch with a great group of people?
I'm still trying to learn the tricks of the trade. I think we all are. Whats scary is that so little about social media or marketing is really under our control, and the most we can do is be genuine, active, consistent and relevant. But there are certain things we can do to help spread the word, and I want to know what those things are according to you.
Don't be shy :)