Social Networking Tips for Authors #9: Have Fun!

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Welcome to my Social Media for Author Tip Series, where I offer you tips to put into practice the your social media tips so that you can:

  • Connect with your readers and get to know them
  • Let them get to know you
  • Build your network
  • Create your author platform

And so you can sell more books!

Social media is: blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, MySpace, other specialized online networks like yahoo groups, YouTube, etc.

Today’s Tip #9: Have Fun!

Authors, writers, if you’re not having fun, why use social media? But don’t let the learning curve get in your way. Not knowing how to do something is no excuse!

So dive into Twitter or Facebook or making video or podcasting. You’ll find out which one you like by trying it, by yes actually doing it!

Check out these resources: other posts I wrote.

If you need hand holding while you take steps into social media, look for an upcoming course at We Write Books Community.

Get chatty with your readers. Talk to them about what they love! Which is probably the themes in your book!

Get creative and write a bio on Twitter that rocks!

Fall in love with Twitter.

Or maybe Facebook.

The point is: play!

*Update:

I’m doing a countdown for my 10 Social Media Tips for Authors. Previous posts in the series:

Beth Barany

Beth Barany is the editor and publisher of the Writer's Fun Zone. Certified as a Creativity Coach and NLP Practitioner, and an award-winning novelist of a YA fantasy novel, Beth Barany is passionate about helping genre novelists get their message out into the world, gain confidence in their self-expression, and discover how they can get noticed and sell books to their readers. More about her services and products for genre novelists at http://www.bethbarany.com. Write on!

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4 Responses

  1. Kim Bowman says:

    Thank you and so true. I love hearing what people have to say about my blogs, interviews, etc. and I love supporting others! It’s addicting.

  2. Beth Barany says:

    It is addicting! Checking out your bog now. And thanks for stopping by!

  3. hi beth, you are so right about having fun. i love to read a blog or FB entry that conveys the writer’s enthusiasm.

  4. Beth Barany says:

    Therese, I saw from your site that you were a metro aficionado in Paris. Me too! I love the metro in Paris, and had dreams about it before I ever saw it!

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