2017/10/13

6 Useful Things to Know About Social Media


I've been looking into social media more deeply these days and this is what I've discovered.

1. Social Media is all about Community

A term much used these days, can also be a little too vague at times.

For writer's this term refers to the community of your readers, other writer's that follow you and the publisher's in your community.

Nobody owns or has control over a community, but engaging with one is vital.  Being recognised enough to be respected and trusted is a good sign of your authority within that community.

2. People don't respond to author's who only use social media for their own ends

Your success will be limited with this ham handed approach.

3. Social Media Makes You More Creative

Many people see social media as a marketing tool, while this is certainly true, it can also be seen as a creative medium.  With some skillful research, design and writing your updates can be more meaningful.

4. Have Fun With It

All of the creative joy gets sucked out of it if you feel like you have to do it.  People will feel that and move away from your social media posts.  Try adding some substance and insight when you post.

5. More Readers More Freedom

The more you can reach out to your readers, through your newsletter, website or social media, the less time you need to spend looking at other more expensive options.

6. Experiment and Find Your Own Way

Everyone has their own ideas about how they should use social media, there aren't any rules other than good principles and best practises.

So don't take it too seriously and relax, social media isn't just about you it's about your audience too.

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