Today’s blog is all about building…building your presence on the net.
I have mentioned this before, but until I actually started doing it, I had no idea just how hard it is. I tip my bobbled, snowboarding hat to anyone who has successfully created a social media platform for them selves. If you are new to the writing life (and I mean life) then whatever you do, do NOT underestimate what is required and how much work you will have to put in. I repeat, do NOT.
I have joined boards, linked blogs, emailed reviewers and added other blogs to my blog roll, I have twittered, liked, reviewed others and answered emails. I have blogged, tagged and waffled on until I couldn’t look at my laptop without feeling sick. Believe me, it isn’t for the faint-hearted.
I had no idea just how important doing this was, until I started doing it.
Kristen Lamb (Warriorwriter) http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/has written a whole book on it, I intend to buy it.
It is like a spider spinning a web. A great big, world wide web.
I would love to hear from other writers who have started to or are still, wading through the treacle of social media platform building. I’d like to know your thoughts and your pains on this process. It’ll help. Just to know, I am not alone.
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