A year ago, I hated—and I mean hated—anything social media. I’m a traditional writer, and blogs destroyed my field: journalism.
Well, only partially. In a few weeks, my story, “Death of a Dream,” will premier on the new Anthem Exposition, and you can read how I turned from hater to believer.
But until then, here’s the summary of what I learned: If you want to make it as a writer today, you need to combine your traditional values with the new strategies of social media and virtual networking.
Otherwise, kiss your hopeful writing career good-bye.
To help you get started (or further develop your current skills), below are my top 5 posts from the past year to help you develop your online presence—as a writer.
1. Three Social Marketing Lessons from a Bananagram
2. No Experts in Social Media (but …)
3. Five Killer Twitter Tips: Expand Your Network Power!
4. How Can Hootsuite Help Busy Writers (or anyone else)?
5. The 3 Questions EVERY Blogger Must Ask Themselves
Social media isn’t all that complicated. It’s more about learning how to connect the dots. Once it clicks, it’s easy!
Here’s my suggestion:
Bookmark this page, and over the next couple of weeks, come back and read through each post. One at a time, of course. But I think you’ll find, each one brings you another step closer to connecting those dots.
MY QUESTION TO YOU: What’s your question about social media, and how it relates to your work as a writer? Post your question to the comments, and I’ll do my best to answer (either now, or in a future post)!
C’mon, you MUST be thinking something.