Sunday, April 14, 2013

18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

Pinterest: A Visual Marketing Tool for Writers and Bloggers

By Joanna Penn @thecreativepenn

Nobody needs yet another social network, but Pinterest is actually really fun! I use it to create boards for my fiction under J.F.Penn

I just have a ‘Pin It’ link on my browser toolbar so it’s very easy to add images I find to the boards without being logged in. But I am certainly not a power user, so in today’s post, Melissa Donovan explains how to use Pinterest more effectively. ~ Joanna Penn

When Pinterest hit the Internet, everyone was buzzing about it. I decided to check it out and discovered a social media site for collecting, organizing, and sharing images.

My blog is about writing, which isn’t exactly a visual topic. I didn’t see how I could use Pinterest as a marketing tool and the last thing I needed was another online distraction. It didn’t seem like a place where writers would hang out, so I decided not to sign up.

Imagine my surprise a few months later when I discovered Pinterest was sending a significant amount of traffic to my site. I wasn’t even using it, and some weeks, it was the top social media site referring traffic to my blog. Obviously, Pinterest is a place where writers hang out.

I set up an account and started experimenting. As a result, in 2012, Pinterest ranked fifth in sending referrals my way with relatively little effort on my part.

Tips for Using Pinterest as a Marketing Tool

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. 5 Pinterest: A Visual Marketing Tool for Writers and Bloggers via @thecreativepenn
  2. Are Certain Genres Dead or Dying? via @AimeeLSalter
  3. Character Archetypes 101: The Innocent via @jeanniecampbell
  4. Book Critics: The Last Necessary Gatekeepers? via @Bookbaby
  5. Facebook Fan Page Problems and How to Fix Them via @Socialmouths
  6. Ebooks Post 41% Gain in 2012 via @DigiBookWorld
  7. Author Blogging 101: Converting Posts to Resource Pages via @jfbookman
  8. Nests Pop Up All Over Twitter As Engagement Tool Opens To Public
  9. Notes from Tabor Lane: Today's 18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
  10. 10 Anthologies About Writing via Daily Writing Tips
  11. The Basics of Scene Description: @SHalvatzis RT @elizabethscraig
  12. Busting Publishing Myths via @RachelleGardner
  13. eBook Formatting Tips for Print Book Authors via @jfbookman
  14. Gaming the Amazon System via @PassiveVoiceBlg
  15. What is a Natural Storyteller? via Writer Unboxed
  16. Book Design Elements And Interior Formatting With Jane Dixon Smith via @thecreativepenn
  17. Why We (and our characters) Fall in Love: Part 1 via Writers in the Storm Blog
  18. Further and Farther: Adventures in Grammar via @write_practice  

I’m always looking for great content to share. If you have a writing and/or marketing blog, or have a favorite that you visit often, please leave a link in the comment section. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy writing & running, Kathy

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