Hate to break it to you, world... it's so not!
I don't know about you guys, but it's always kinda bugged me that this was a thing.... Song lyrics, romance novels, and overly dramatic movies often involve this desperate, obsessive co-dependence and inundate society with the idea that this is normal and healthy.
Hate to break it to you, world... it's so not!
Can't love someone else if you don't love yourself first, right? This is one of the key foundations to a happy, healthy relationship. Whether you're currently with someone or not, doesn't it make sense to be happy and take care of yourself so you can be the best you for everyone in your life?
Yep. Jumping on the bandwagon. I hope you guys enjoy them =).
This first one was kind of for practice, and I'm basically jumping in and learning as I go, so if you expect super high quality videos with a professional production team and no background laundry/children/cats/whatever, then you should probably adjust those expectations lol.... I am far from wealthy financially (for now ;) ) and just starting to put all this marketing stuff together to create websites and videos that serve a purpose.
With any luck, that purpose will be for you, the audience... and - as a bonus - me too =).
I've known about Hootsuite for a while, but when I first learned about it, the layout was a bit confusing and I don't think they'd integrated with Facebook yet. It was a few years ago. Or I could just be remembering wrong and it just didn't mesh with me very well at that point because of my lack of knowledge... who knows? ;)
In any case, I decided to try it again and now have the ability to schedule my posts to each and every one of my Facebook and Twitter profiles, which is pretty amazing! Right? I'm thinking I'll try the free version with very select profiles first and then upgrade if it works well (can't beat $9.99/month!).
Yep, I'm at it again - or should I say "still?" Some of you who follow my Facebook might know I got a gnarly cold a few days ago, so I was pretty much out of commission for the weekend. Yesterday, too. But I feel a lot better today, aside from the fact that I still sound like a bad impression of The Nanny!
Fortunately, attending webinars, watching videos, and taking notes doesn't require me to speak at all =). From here, I plan to go ahead and create a marketing strategy for authors that anyone can duplicate and customize - calendar/schedule included.
I've always known that the key to having a book that sells is the marketing strategy an author implements. Whether it be a book launch, a promotion, or a discount deal, the way an author markets is the key to their success.
That's why I've been researching marketing for so long. I've tried to gather information from a number of different sources on the topic, and am continuing to do so this week. Last week was spent watching all of the videos from Writer.ly's #Pubcamp14 series and taking about 30 pages of notes. This week, I'm continuing by attending some of Mike Klingler's free webinars over the next 5 days as well as taking classes through the Digital Marketer website. And where is all of this going to take me - and any other authors I know and want to help out?
This tiny little kitten has since grown up (although she's still on the small side) and brought back a bird half her size this morning. It was still alive! So here she was, running through the house with this bird in her mouth. She dropped it and it decided to fly through the house (which another bird has done before, too, after crash-landing into our glass door) before flying behind my computer toward the window and getting itself stuck between the blinds and the window. Luckily, there's no screen there, so we were able to open the window and the bird flew out easily.
This and the previous bird incident got me thinking about how sometimes life throws curve balls at you and you have to just kind of run with it. If anybody knows how crazy life can get... well, I assume everyone has had their fair share of craziness.
I've had a crazy, insane, chaotic, and disturbing few days! First, my moochy sister in law announces she's pregnant with #3 while living with my parents and lifting a finger NEVER to help.... then I read about these insane 12yo girls who stabbed their friend 19 times to prove some mythological creature exists (who happens to be a character in my daughters' favorite game, Minecraft... oh, joy). How the hell do all of these topics fit into one day? I have no idea. But it kinda freaks me out and pisses me off at the same time, so I guess it can happen. Now don't get me wrong; I like a good myth just like the next cat, but if that myth is inspiring murders, I'm not so inclined.
I've been really brainstorming about marketing over the last few months, attending webinars, reading various books, and trying to pick and choose advice from multiple sources to figure out what kind of marketing strategy will work for my books and the books of other Broken Publications authors. Aside from being completely overwhelming, it's also forced me to really look at what other publishers and authors are doing and figure out what works best for this particular niche.
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