Do I blog once a week, once a month, once in a blue moon? How do I get people excited about my posts? How do I bring in followers and readers in the first place? What should I tweet, and share on Facebook? Millions of questions like this face first time bloggers, such as myself, and new writers trying to get there name out there.
It is easy to get distracted with all the fun blogs that exist already. Most days it is more enjoyable to read other writers' witticisms then come up with my own. Plus, there are lots of giveaways, blog tours, and such to support. After all, if I want them to help me when I get a book out shouldn't I return the favor?
I found the best way of dealing with some of these distractions, though fun, and worthwhile, is to have a schedule. Set aside a certain time a couple days a week when you will blog, check your multiple emails, check the list of blogs you follow, tweet, and share things to your Facebook page. If you let yourself keep those things up all day, you often won't get any writing, or business done. (Not that I've had any experience with that. *cough, cough*)
As for building your own online presence that is worth people's time, I'm still trying to figure that one out. Any advice from you veteran bloggers of awesomeness?
As always, happy writing!
Book of the Week:
The second epic installment of Brandon Mull's #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy series! After the cliffhanger ending of A World Without Heroes, Jason is back in the world he's always known—yet for all his efforts to get home, he finds himself itching to return to Lyrian. Jason knows that the shocking truth he learned from Maldor is precious information that all of his friends in Lyrian, including Rachel, need if they have any hope of surviving and defeating the evil emperor.
Meanwhile, Rachel and the others have discovered new enemies—as well as new abilities that could turn the tide of the entire quest. And as soon as Jason succeeds in crossing over to Lyrian, he's in more danger than ever. Once the group reunites, they strive to convince their most-needed ally to join the war and form a rebellion strong enough to triumph over Maldor. At the center of it all, Jason and Rachel realize what roles they're meant to play—and the answers are as surprising as they are gripping.