Social Media for Writers

 

My blog friends, 

I have an idea. Give a
listen to my proposal and let me know what you think.

We’ve
worked through about twenty-five apps so far. Yes, some posts were just links
to check out, but we covered some serious ground. We’ve talked about grammar,
organization, writing programs, marketing, graphics, and more. I hinted at some
social media sites such as BookBub, Goodreads, and Book + Main. But we haven’t
tackled the big social media apps.

I’m
guessing if you can find my blog, you have some grasp of social media. After
talking with a good friend about Instagram, I wondered if I could help writers
with social media apps, too.

Here’s
my plan.

I’ll post
one per app on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Twitch, Pinterest,
Linktree, YouTube, Discord, and maybe a few more. I’ll do the what-is, how-to,
and for-authors in one post. We’ll focus on the “how does this benefit you”
side of these apps. Some are probably familiar. Others might be completely
unknown. (Fortunately, I have two teenagers to assist me.)

Why am I backpedaling? Again, the conversation with
my friend and the class on TikTok given by my publisher got me thinking. As
authors, we need to market ourselves, our brand, and our books. Social media is
the best way to get your name out there. I’ve learned many tips and tricks from classes, authors, and
my teens about how to use these apps to my best benefit.

What do you all think? A couple months of social
media or should we focus on marketing and writing programs?

Let me know what you think in the comments on either
the blog, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. I’d love to hear your opinions. (Or tell me what other apps
we should explore.)

Thanks!

Love,

Ginny

Comments 1

  • I'm up for learning more about social media and how to use it better! Thanks for exploring and suggesting this. I'm going to go back at look at your posts now, in case I've missed some.
    Shirley

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