Thursday, September 18, 2014
Following Fran's Lead
I always worry about what to post here on 7SS, the only blog I'm on. Should it mostly be about author stuff? How often is too often to promo my books? Would readers enjoy hearing more about me, things going on in my world, what's on my mind in general? This uncertainty more times than not leads to me not posting at all!
I know that I don't Facebook "correctly". I don't post comments very often. I've just started clicking 'like'. My posts on my own page are sporadic; announcing when I have a release or sharing someone else's good news of a publishing nature but I do this on purpose. My comfort level is to keep my Tessie Bradford page focused on author business.
Over the last couple of months, I've been making an effort to check Facebook on a more regular basis and participate more. I've joined a few private groups that I'm greatly enjoying. I'm checking friend's pages and in doing so, discovering other posts and pages I want to visit. Ahh, the perfect lead in....
Can we ever truly know which specific things we do are succeeding when it comes to promoting our books?? I don't think so but being a presence on the internet feels as if it is a must even if it is on a limited basis. If I've bought books because of following links aren't others doing the same? Look at how obscure posts go viral and voila, a life is changed forever.
Have a great weekend!