Category: the business of creativity

Why I Want You to Care About Pinterest

Why I Want You to Care About Pinterest

If you’ve read my earlier social media posts, you’ll know I didn’t think too highly of Pinterest. Repinning seemed like nothing more than vanity marketing, raising people’s awareness of me. And hopefully they liked me. But it didn’t translate into clicks back to my website or increased book sales or reviews. Then, just before Christmas […]

Balance in Focus

Balance in Focus

This is mostly a post about writing but I think it’s the sort of thing that also isn’t about writing at all. And it’s something I’ve been wanting to talk about for a while. One of the pieces of advice you hear for writers again and again is to keep writing. Don’t get distracted in […]

social media 3 – the remnants

social media 3 – the remnants

I posted previously general thoughts of which social media outlets I really engage with and why. And then the first round of an author’s point of view on the whole thing (or at least this author’s point of view). But that draft was far too long and so we have the undiscussed, the leftovers, the […]

social media

social media

I think most blogs at some point have a post discussing social media. It’s such a huge part of blogging and being an author and the book community and yet has so many different facets. We engage in the different outlets for promotion and for connection and for fun. So, this is the first in […]