Okay. Now that we’ve covered the very first step, Logistics, it’s time to talk branding. And these days, you can’t talk branding without talking social media. As I detailed in Step 1, it’s best to register yourself as a self-publishing company that’s publishing your book. The same reasoning goes for social media. Make profiles for your … More Self Publishing and Branding
This baby is officially due Wednesday—if I haven’t had it already. You see, you’re reading this today, but I’m writing it a week early… just in case. I wanted to let you to know that I’m going away for a little while, at least digitally. You’ll still see the occasional updates from me on Facebook, … More Maternity Leave
“Why don’t you blog about it?” That was a common joke between my husband and me, long before my friend Geraldine (a.k.a. The Everywhereist) encouraged me to embark on this endeavor. I thought back then (and often still do), that many blogs take themselves too seriously. Let’s face it: blogging is not exemplary journalism, literary excellence, … More Why Blog?
Stop! Don’t go any further unless you’ve read So You Think You Can Freelance? Part I: Mindset. If you have (and still want to know more), please proceed … Welcome to the land of freelancing! I have a feeling you’ll be very happy here. The bad news: First you’ll have to do all the tax … More So You Think You Can Freelance? Part 2: Ground Work
I recently reached 200+ followers after a year on Twitter. I’m not sure what grade I’d get for that. (Solid C, perhaps?) To be honest, there’s still a good deal I don’t understand about Twitter and how other people use it. All I can tell you is how I’ve used it and what I’ve learned, … More 15 Things I Learned From My First Year on Twitter