Flicking around the web, I’ve come across two articles from Barnsley-based Social Media Agency, Bigfoot Digital explaining how a business (or indeed, a writer) can promote and market their products and blog content.
The first is looking at how you can make sure any Social Media accounts you have or want to open will have positive impact in increasing traffic to your blog and, for writers, gaining new fans. The article also includes tips on the sort of things you should be posting to your Social Media streams. Have at the check list by going to A Checklist for Every New Social Media Account You Open.
The second is looking at 4 ways you can create links to your content from promotion on various Social Media websites to the naturally made links when people find and like your stuff! Check it out by visiting 4 Types of Links: Why You Need Them and How To Get Them on the agency’s website.
I hope these links are helpful to people.
I’ve found this excellent web page to help writers to make the most of social media networks to promote themselves and their work, looking at each of the big websites and how writers can use them to their advantage. You can have a read of it here: http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2014/01/22/making-the-most-of-social-networks-as-a-writer/
It doesn’t include ALL the different social media websites, like Google+, in the main article but have a look in the comments where Google+ is discussed and all the websites are compared.
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Yes I am aware it is Christmas Eve but since I don’t know how tomorrow will pan out (or even if I am going to be able to watch the Doctor Who Special as it is broadcast), I wanted to post now and say Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and, to the How To train Your Dragon Fandom, Happy Snoggletog to everyone reading this, either by the blog, e-mail, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn or any other way you follow me.
This year has been an, interesting, one. I’ve graduated university, started volunteering at a local National Trust property, gained a puppy to look after, have a novel that still needs major rewriting and editing but in general is in good shape and have been overwhelmed admittedly by how quickly this blog has grown since I started it in May.
On the downside, I have had a bad knee injury and problems with job hunting which have mired the end of this year. Hopefully, things will improve in the new year… Well, I guess I can live in hope that things will improve.
I hope you and your families have a good Christmas and New Year and a great 2014.
Okay, I am now just starting to procrastinate enough to avoid working on my Word Count (wc) and yet not be distracted enough to forget it.
On LinkedIn, I have Sir Richard Branson on my Influencers list so I get articles from time to time from Virgin. Not written by him but still…
Anyway, today on my Updates Stream, I received this article: http://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/blog/is-britain-the-worlds-creative-capital. This is something I have considered true for many years and is part of the reason I went to university to do a Professional Writing degree. I have often seen articles on the BBC News website, the Daily Mail, the Guardian and various other news outlets saying and giving examples of how the British Creative and Media sectors are some of our biggest exports in the world. They are also arguably the toughest to get into and find consistent employment in.
I don’t really have much to say on this matter but I sincerely just wanted to share this article with you all.