Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Tuesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By:  Edie Melson, @EdieMelson

So often we make things more difficult than they have to be. That’s especially true with social media.

Many writers have the idea that social media is difficult and time-consuming. But the truth is it doesn’t have to be. So today I’m sharing some of my best tips timesaving tips for social media and blogging.

I’ve broken my tips up into two categories. The first pertains to time-saving tips for you. The second is time-saving tips for those reading your blog—making it much more likely that your post will get shared by others.

Keeping it Simple for Yourself

1. Use a scheduling program. Yes, there is a small learning curve, but you’ll more than make up that time in just a couple of days. A scheduling program, like Hootsuite or Buffer, does so much more than just schedule your social media updates—although that alone is enough to justify using one. It also cuts down on the time needed to shorten links, checking thumbnail images, etc.

2. Use the same format for all your updates. . .

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  • Susan Kaye Quinn, Speculative Fiction Author: How To Launch A Book - For New Authors or New Series http://ow.ly/VR9wZ
  • How to Write a Query Letter | Rachelle Gardner http://ow.ly/VR9Wb  #writetip #amwriting
  • Book Titles - What's In A Name? http://ow.ly/VRa67
  • Review Mania ll « eNovel Authors at Work – A Resource for Indie Writers http://ow.ly/VRapt
  • Checklist for Creating Publishing Team! | Nessgraphica Blog http://ow.ly/VRazF
  • Discovering Our Writing Processes | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author http://ow.ly/VRaGW
  • Writing Fast And Tips For Successful Self-Publishing With Russell Blake | The Creative Penn http://ow.ly/VRaNR
  • The Skinny On Blurbs http://ow.ly/VRboa #writetip #amwriting
  • BookMarketingBuzzBlog: How To Promote Books In The 21st Century http://ow.ly/VRbEc
  • The Write Type - Multi-Author Musings: Pondering the Whole Pen Name Thing http://ow.ly/VRbK1
  • The big question: are books getting longer? | Books | The Guardian http://ow.ly/VRc7B
  • The Write Conversation : More Timesaving Tips for Social Media & Blogging http://ow.ly/VRcj6
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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