So I did a little test this past week or so. I posted on the blog but I didn’t tweet about the posts.
Wait, let me reread that. Okay, yeah.
Now, it turned out that I got just as many views and comments without tweeting as I did when I tweeted the prior week. I didn’t really do it as a test, per se, I just kinda got lazy and didn’t feel like tweeting. That happens. (Pinterest went by the wayside a while ago – but it’s always there if I have nothing to do one day and have already stuck all my hot needles into my eyes.)
Anyway, with a new book release coming up, this is a bad time to not be tweeting. Probably.
So I’ll tweet. I’ll try to do 1 Line Wednesdays. (#1lineweds.) I’ll do my part.
But it’s been nice to see the blog growing under its own weight. You guys did that, and I am forever in your debt.
Still, there’s always stuff to be done, right? You’ll need to read and comment here; and become a beta reader for The Navigators, some of you; and write reviews… maybe join us on the video show, or do a guest blog post. Subscribe to the newsletter – hey, did you do that yet? Cos the second one is getting released soon and you’ll want to read the first one first.
Yep, a writer’s work is never done.
But here’s the thing. Learn how to do that stuff here, either by watching me talk about it, seeing me do it, or helping me do it. Participate.
Do you have a blog? Comment here and people will see that and maybe decide you’re kinda interesting and follow you.
Can you do a guest post? People will read it and see how witty you are and rightly assume your books will be, too.
Then, we can all pile on and help you. Yes, I read people’s books and review them. Yes, I do interviews of new authors – which is great exposure and kinda easy but it’s also a great way to learn. Do that stuff with me! Help me so I can help you. When you see I have a newsletter, subscribe! Read what’s in there and emulate it so you can have a mailing list to help your next book do well. It’s not all about me. Well, it kinda is but it’s about helping you, too.
For example, could I give ARCs (advance review copies) of The Navigators to every reader of this blog that asks. Sure – if they agreed to write a honest review of it at Ammy. Why not? I like you guys; you have friends. It’s a win win.
But the stuff that goes into a great book and a great author platform, that you learn in bites. Here, on the blog, we try to attack stuff every new writer needs to know. If you don’t see what you need, ask. I’ll answer it or have somebody else do it. I have lots of smart friends.
So… we’re getting ready to release The Navigators pretty soon. Wanna help?
Stay tuned. Your chance is coming.