What does a blog about building a writing platform have to do with self-reliance, you might ask? Well for those us writers trying to get published in today’s climate, it’s all about self–reliance!
In today’s publishing world, it doesn’t matter whether you have a book deal with the traditional guys in New York, use a boutique, or set up your own company to publish your book – we all expected to do our own marketing – which brings up that “platform” word again.
Yeah, I hear the groans and I feel your pain. We’re all struggling to carve out time to write, and now we are told that we must also do social media…and blog…and…the list seems never ending. But here comes Anne R. Allen to the rescue!
I encourage you – no – I implore you to read Anne’s blog:
The main focus of this particular blog is how making Comments on others’ blogs (especially high profile blogs) will help you in the search engine world, increasing your own page ranking. And then she goes into great detail on how to make those Comments – step by step! No more excuses for you!
But this blog is so chocked full of wisdom, and tips, and just plain inspiration, that I believe you will bookmark it and use it more than once for reference. If not – don’t whine later that you “don’t know how to do this”.
I strive to routinely comment on blogs that I follow because I enjoy the interaction, and as a way to give support to my fellow writers. But it’s nice to know that taking time to do this has some rewards for those of us making comments, as well.
Cool beans – I say!