Category: Using & Surviving Social Media

Marketing & Platform Building, Using & Surviving Social Media

Getting Controversial: Good Idea or Not?

Controversial fight

Today I want to expand on something that I’ve touched on in prior posts and which is a hot-button issue given the current political climate: The issue of authors using their platforms to discuss controversial subjects. I’ve seen many authors posting political rants and opinions (on both sides) on their blogs and social media. It …

Marketing & Platform Building, Random Generalizations & Observations, Using & Surviving Social Media

Overcoming the Social Media Brain Crash

Social Media Brain Crash

I never was much of a fan of social media. I never understood the hype or the joy that people derive from giving their entire lives over to the computer. Since I didn’t have a need to be on it and had plenty of other things to do with my life, I stayed away. All …

Marketing & Platform Building, Using & Surviving Social Media

What To Do When You Are Utterly Sick of Yourself

Sick of yourself

Last week, I posted about how this year I was going to get back to basics and write more, market/promote less. Part of that resolution stems from frustration at having so little time to write anymore (and how pointless constant marketing seems in the grand scheme of things), and some of it stems from a …

Creativity Boosting & Inspiration, Using & Surviving Social Media, Writing Tips & Career Advice

2017 Writing Resolution: Get Back to Basics

Basic resolution

In year’s past, I’ve done a general New Year’s resolution post. These are things and ideas that anyone can use to boost their writing career, or simply get more enjoyment/productivity out of their writing. If that’s what you’re looking for, visit that link because this post isn’t like that.  This year, I wanted to write …

Marketing & Platform Building, Using & Surviving Social Media

Social Media Passivity vs. Living Real Life

Living

Now that I’m an author, I’ve had to delve deep into the World of Social Media. Despite my reservations that a confirmed introvert like myself can successfully market in such an environment, I’m giving it the old college try. In the last year or so of using the various platforms, what’s struck me is just how …