I'm truly terrible at self promotion. A glance at the thin trail of blog posts suggests as much; a dirge about my underwhelming efforts to establish a brand and gather an audience that will not only produce sales, but more importantly, spread the word. That hasn't happened and as is normal, I can only point the finger back at myself. It's odd as I thoroughly enjoy social media - love my Facebook and Instagram, rather puzzled by Twitter, and blogging is something that I should enjoy, but fear would be an exercise in boring people.
I find branding is a difficult proposition for an author. My wife is a painter so Instagram was made for her, and because she is also an instructor, blogging is a great tool. Not so much for me who posts a few writing memes on Instagram and then pictures of my life, which varies from boring to I suppose, mildly amusing. Because I can't quite make my way around Twitter, I have not been able to work that opportunity, and with blogging, I find the handful of times a year I bash out a post, it's usually to moan about my lack of blogging. So what does an author do?
With five books published, one with my editor, another a finished draft, and a third being written, I have enough material to muse about, so once again, I need to step back from the dripping and get on with figuring it all out.
So here's to trying... again.
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