You want to know a secret about me? I ‘m not really keen about social media . I hate it. But in this day and age social media is the king and the go to for all types of business and everything else you can imagine when it comes to marketing your brand. So whether a person likes to or not they have to use social media to interact with the world and their audience.
This is only my opinion but I feel like for new writers and authors it is a catch 22 situation. Especially if you are an independent or freelance writer like me. Those old days when the publishers market your work for you has come and gone. Even then I feel like that was an old wives tale . You still had to market yourself back then too. Today you’re only lucky for someone to market your book if you have a number 1 bestseller. So independent writers must market themselves. And is widely known that you should always try to grow your brand or awareness of who you are before your book comes out for publication. That leaves us with social media. Like I said I’m not so keen on using social media yet I’m using this blog to tell you my opinion. I never really did well on other social media sites but I’m pushing forward and will make my books known wherever I can.
So today I’m working on researching a Pinterest account for Discovering the Blue Hour Podcast . I never really delved into Pinterest before.
I was told about Pinterest through a friend . I don’t really know anything about it. The closest comparisons I came to for it was it’s like Instagram. But I never really did well on Instagram. However I thought maybe I’d give Pinterest a chance.
But I have some questions first before I dive head first in another social media account. Here are my top 3 questions for creating a writer’s Pinterest account.
- How can I use Pinterest as a writer?
- How will Pinterest help me move forward as a writer and author brand ?
- As a writer what are my goals for a Pinterest account ?
These are the 3 questions I’m exploring about Pinterest as I research to open my account. I will get back to you on my results later.
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