Thursday, May 9, 2013

18 Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By Heidi Cohen @HeidiCohen

Social media drives sales. This isn’t a finger in the air, “I think social media contributes to our business,” concept that’s difficult to quantify. Sales and customers are metrics you can readily track.

Social media generates 14% of all leads and 13% of all customers, and customers translate to sales, according to Hubspot’s 2013 State of Inbound Marketing whitepaper, based on their online survey of marketing and business professionals between January 31 and February 14, 2013. These aren’t elusive metrics such as branding influence that require a survey to calculate. Rather sales and customers are readily measurable by your finance or analytics department.

Specifically, the following six social media platforms enabled businesses, both B2B and B2C, to acquire a customer. 


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again: 
  1. 6 Social Media Marketing Tips To Generate Sales via @HeidiCohen
  2. What authors think about KDP select: @AshKrafton xRT @elizabethscraig:
  3. Deep Scene Challenge: Part 1 of 3
  4. The 7 Types of Plots: The Quest
  5. The Ultimate Story Checklist: In A Lonely Place via Cockeyed Caravan
  6. Letting go of the first draft RT @evelyn_puerto
  7. Tips to Treasure: Writing Tips with Siri Mitchell
  8. Curate And Embed Twitter Lists On Your Website With This Tool
  9. Notes From Tabor Lane: Today's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts
  10. How To Attract Readers By Creating A ‘Lighthouse’ Author Brand
  11. More Answers to Questions About Commas via Daily Writing Tips
  12. How to Shop at a Bookstore: An Easy 20-Step Guide for #Authors via @kristikemprice @randomhouse  RT @mgranovsky
  13. A Proofreading Checklist: What to look for before calling it done via @melissabreau
  14. Tips for Overcoming Writer's Block by Rosemary Hines via Seriously Write
  15. Minimizing Risk as a Writer—a Guide for the Risk-Adverse via @elizabethscraig
  16. The State of Indie Publishing by Karen Schechner
  17. Dos and Don'ts for poets: @poetrynews RT @elizabethscraig
  18. Author Blogging 101: Introduction to SEO, Part 2 via @jfbookman 

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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1 comment:

J Lenni Dorner said...

Loving your website!

I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect!