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 =).
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?
I wanted to write about this because it really struck me while I was reading a book over the past couple of days.
They always tell you that writers should also be readers. The purpose for this is to develop your language skills thoroughly, on a conscious as well as subconscious level.
By reading on a regular basis, you're also training your skills subconsciously because you're exposing yourself to properly edited and developed writing. Well, with the advent of self-publishing, are we doomed to become dumb because of indie authors not hiring editors?
I just finished attending a webinar by Mike Klingler, who is a coach I follow on Facebook. Every time I attend one of these, I always have a million ideas shoot through my head about my own business, and have been having some thoughts on the Soul Vomit anthology especially.
The reminder to continue learning was a big focus this evening. There were other focuses as well, but that one struck me especially hard for some reason. I love learning. I love information. I also dropped out of college the last time I tried to go... but I still feel like that was a better choice than continuing when my passion is already right in front of my face in the form of Broken Publications and my own writing.
I know what my cause is and what I stand for, and that's stopping domestic violence and helping victims to leave their abusers and thrive in happy lives afterward. I'm really hoping that some of the things I've learned will help others to do just that and allowing others to publish their stories in order to raise awareness as well as giving people a chance to write out their experiences for therapeutic reasons. Maybe it will help them just like it helped me.
I'm supposed to be cleaning.
How familiar does that sound, right? Honestly, though, it's really warm today and I would prefer to write something. So maybe I'll work on my next novel or finish putting together the next short horror stories eBook... I'm not sure.
I really need to get my space perfected, though.
You know how when you're surrounded by clutter you tend to feel overwhelmed and unmotivated? That's the case for me, anyway... it stinks, too, because just when I have things under control, the tornado named Gabe comes rushing through and destroys things.
Before I do that, though, I want to share something I realized earlier while reviewing an indie book.
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