Day 18 of the Writer Mama Every-Day-In-May-Book Giveaway .
Today’s question: Let’s talk self-promotion: you love the stuff, right? No? Hate it? Could live without it? Can’t get enough? Where do you stand on making your writing career more visible? Spill it.
My response: I might have remained relatively invisible (writing-wise!) forever, if I hadn’t discovered the power of the internet. It started with Twitter. From there I progressed to Facebook. It was only a matter of time before I joined online poetry communities, left my comments on other people’s blogs, started a WordPress blog of my own, put my two cents worth in on forums, and joined LinkedIn. Is there such a thing as being too connected? I don’t think so!
While my name may not be exactly a household word, I have “fingerprints” all over the web, and I’m drawing about 10 times as many hits a day on my blog, as when I first started. But beyond the stats, I’ve connected with poets and haijin from around the world, and the sense of community that has developed is invaluable!
It’s not too late to join in! The complete rules for this giveaway can be found here.