Monday, August 25, 2014
Don’t Rely on Facebook and No-So-Accidental Hop
This past summer was my 30th high school reunion. For the 20th, they sent out emails and tried to contact everyone. This year, there were no emails, only a Facebook page. Which I never saw. Thus I didn’t find out about it until a week after it happened.
My husband’s classmates also set up a Facebook page. He’s not on Facebook, but the day the announcement went up, he got three emails about the reunion. Plus they have a committee trying to track down people by any means possible. Needless to say, we will be able to attend Craig’s reunion.
The point is that while we all have our favorite form of social media, it shouldn’t be our only form. Twenty social sites is too much, but we have to remember that not everyone is on Facebook. Or Twitter. (Or a blogger!) And an email database is so valuable, especially to an author.
Don’t limit your audience - spread your message far and wide.
Thanks to Freeda Baker-Nichols for tagging me in the Not-So-Accidental Blog Tourist Hop started by Crystal Collier.
(And I got to meet her at a conference in Arkansas 9 years ago!)
1.What am I currently working on? A paranormal romance collection called Four in Darkness.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre? I wanted to show creatures who deserved sympathy rather than fear & hatred, plus one is a bit unusual.
3. Why do I write/create what I do? I began writing my YA/NA series to inspire others to follow their dreams. What I’m writing now is purely for enjoyment, and it’s kinda fun.
4. How does your writing/creating process work? I work on character profiles first, then a basic outline, then I dive right in with pen and paper. I think better when writing by hand, but I can move to someplace other than my desk. (I sit there enough!)
Every author I contacted had either participated already or declined, so I’ve no one to tag. If you’d like to run with this, please let me know.