I’m still on vacation so you get another reblog today. CS Wilde is a friend of the blog and and offers some insights for you.
First, SORRY about yesterday’s post that had that comment about indie authors. I know it read as a slight but that wasn’t intended by the author or blogger, it was just somebody’s opinion. You know I support indie efforts 100% but that doesn’t mean some people don’t carry the old preconceived notions. The other stuff in that post was helpful, though.
Now, here’s CS!
So here I am, scrolling down my WordPress reader feed, sorting through the posts with the tag “Writing”, and then I find a bunch of brilliant writing with zero likes or comments.
Seriously, there’s a bunch of talented authors out there who are simply invisiblebecause they don’t know how social media works.
It’s all about engagement, people.
Anyway. I’m all about encouraging talented writers, so I go ahead and leave them a message. “Hey, great job!”, or “Hey, I liked this!”, and I click ‘like’ on their posts too, because their writing deserves some love.
And then I never hear back from those authors again. This is super common (specially amongst newbies).
Look, it’s a simple rule: Engage with your audience.
When someone reaches out to you, reach out to them, especially if they say they like your work. Check their blogs, figure out how they would…
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