NaBloPoMo: Day Four: Social Media Nightmare

NaBloPoMo_1114_465x287_NOV_zps8d81cd05msznf7Social media. Its very important for an aspiring writer or artist.

It. Is. A. Nightmare.

I admit, I’m flying by the seat of my pants. I refuse to hire a professional to make me a snazzy page, make my links all pretty and promote things. Just like my publishing endeavors, I want to do this on my own, and learn from it all.

I’ve got blogging down…haha.

Facebook is a nightmare for me. I cant seem to get anyone over there. I think I have a total of 6 people liking the page. And I don’t know how to manage the page. I have duplicate content, its messy and disorganized. Blah.

BUT…its a learning experience. I could pay to promote, but I want to try to wing it first.

I have a personal blog on blogspot/blogger google+ thingy. That’s easy enough for those wanting to get a glimpse into the more personal side of me.

Twitter…better at it than Facebook, but still not too swift.

Google+…Oh.Em.Gee. It had me make like three different profiles. I don’t know why. But, I went along.

I know things are supposed to be all stream-lined and professional. Well, I’m not a real professional type person. The word ‘professional’ equates to ‘stuffy’ with me. I mean, I even had someone deny me on LinkedIn because my profile picture wasn’t ‘professional’ enough. Blargh.

I want to be successful and for my books to do well, but lawdy, promoting and this social media networking thing is killin’ meh!

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0 Responses to NaBloPoMo: Day Four: Social Media Nightmare

  1. Oh man. I hear ya. Biggest advice I can get is network like crazy! I found that google+ and Twitter are the best. And then on wordpress: follow people and comment on their blogs. It’ll take time, but you’ll get a following!

    Best of luck to you!!


  2. WordPress is a great community of writers you do need to dedicate at least an hour(or much more) toward networking. Put your efforts in a few places. Twitter is jest easier than FB.
    I came into Social Media when it was not that popular with the creative sorts that has obviously changed. Be real get to know people and let them help push you. Follow me on Twitter @moondustwriter I follow some awesome people. Have questions I am willing to give tips – best with your writing!!!)

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