Monday, August 24, 2009

Self-Promotion or Death: PR Tips from Sara Dobie

I was forced into Twitter last week. I already had a Facebook page. I already had a blog, but I was FORCED into Twitter last week. Since then, I have already developed a rapport, and posts (140 characters or less) only take about fifteen seconds. However, my blog has BLOWN UP. I broke all my clicks-per-day records last week, over and over, with each passing day. The lesson learned? Social media does work, and as an author, you should get involved. You should have a website, of course. But you should also have a blog, a Facebook page, and a Twitter account. It sounds like a lot of work, but it isn’t. You can set things up to make life easier. (For instance, my Twitter posts to my blog; my blog posts to my Facebook.) It’s all about web presence. The more avenues leading readers and fans to YOU, the better. So get involved in social media, no matter how dumb it sounds to “Tweet.”

For the interested parties:

Sara’s blog: http://saradobie.wordpress.com

Sara’s Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/SaraDobie

Sylvan Dell, the new company blog: http://SylvanDellPublishing.Wordpress.com

Sylvan Dell, the new company Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/SylvanDell