Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Indie Block Party - Post 8 - Social Media and Networking Tips
Well, we've come to the end of the Indie Block Party. I had a blast getting to know my neighbors and have even made some new friends, which is what a party is all about.
The last post of the party is a fitting one; tips for Social Media and Networking.
If you want to read the previous posts, click on the links below and don't forget to click on the linky below to see what my neighbors have been up to.
Hope summer was fab and here's to a great Fall!
Week 1: August 19-24
Post 1: Introduce Yourself
Post 2: Introduce Your WIP (Work in Progress)
Post 3: Interview one of your characters (I'll be featuring Sondra from "Live and Let Die")
Post 4: Interview one of your neighbors (I'll be interviewing Contemporary Romance Author, Susan Ann Wall)
Week 2: August 25-30
Post 5: What are you currently reading?
Post 6: Top 5 Books
Post 7: Writing Tips
Post 8: Social Media and Networking Tips
I'm pretty active on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+. There are a lot of great groups out there that provide support and information for Indie writers. The Indie Writers Unite group on Facebook and Support-a-Writer on Google+ are both lively and informative. The Kboards (formerly Kindle Boards) are also a great resource. There's no shortage of groups out there willing to offer support and information. Find the one that works best for you!
Most of my social media DON'T's are on Twitter:
DON'T Turn your Twitter feed into a 24-hour ad for your book
DON'T DM new followers thanking them for following you or directing them to your Facebook page or any kind of spam.
DO Be interesting
DO Say "Please" and "Thank You"
DO Be supportive
Do Engage with fans and followers