Writers of varying skill levels and genres were present at the 2017 Blog Writers Conference held in Michigan. Local authors and publishers shared their knowledge and expertise on topics like the impact of social media, dealing with rejection from publishers, and experienced speakers will discuss many more, and these topics. It was an excellent opportunity for writers from the state of Michigan and neighboring states as well to listen and learn about the world of writing. One of the most popular topics that were discussed was on marketing using social media.
Below are some social media platforms that are effective in helping improve your writing career.
Facebook. This is one of the earliest and largest platforms around. Apparently, no matter what genre you write, there is a market for you with the help of FB. You can utilize the author page and make it your official page where you can write about your genre or subject matter. If you want others to see what’s on your page (especially if you’re going to market yourself), you can turn off your privacy options. You can also create a Facebook Group where you choose readers and fellow writers that have the same mindset as you. This allows you to communicate with your fans or followers here.
Twitter. Twitter has become increasingly popular for politicians, actors, and ordinary people as well. It’s a big playground to exchange insights and get your brand out there in public. Twitter does do wonders if used appropriately. In this platform, you’ll have to limit the number of characters. This technique uses the elevator pitch format. Now, you’re free to get your message out there and market yourself with the niche that you want them to know you for. You can expand your network by first looking for people to follow, a writer that you love perhaps. You keep in touch, and then he follows you back. It’s easy to build a following at Twitter.
Instagram. Instagram is a relatively new social media platform that has quickly risen to popularity. Its focus, however, is not on the post of messages but the photos. Who looks at pictures nowadays? The Millennials for one – and that’s a lot! If you’re a writer and you want to attract a lot of audiences, you’ll want to create an account on Instagram. Choose an enticing photo for your profile and prefer the more beautiful pictures from your collection. This is crucial for this kind of platform. You can incorporate your writing by embedding your original quote on your photos. If you write about love from afar, you can write something together with a picture of a blue ocean.