10 Quick Tips About Social Media

10 Quick Tips About Social MediaIf you’re just starting out on social media, it may seem overwhelming. Even if you’ve been using it for a while, the prospect of staying up to date on numerous social media platforms may seem like a full-time job.

Don’t get disheartened.

There definitely are learning curves to social media. That’s a given. But social media needn’t be overwhelming.

Take it from someone who works in social media every day.

As the joke goes, How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Take the same approach to the social media networks you want to learn and keep up with.

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Don’t Confuse Your Avatar for the Movie – Be Yourself

Time to Ditch Your Avatar

Remember Sam Worthington in the movie Avatar? He portrayed the protagonist, Jake Sully.

Here’s a picture of the Sam Worthington as an injured Marine who finished his tour of service and will assume his brother’s avatar:

Avatar - San Worthington

And here’s a picture of his Worthington’s Jake Sully avatar:

Avatar - Jake Sully

Playing a former Marine (is there such a thing?), Jake Sully filled the bill perfectly. His tall, blue avatar with titanium bones were perfect for Pandora, the planet he traveled to and where he spent time learning the culture.

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Indie Author Weekly Update – January 27, 2017

Indie Author Weekly Update

Welcome to today’s Indie Author Weekly Update. You’ll see new bloggers on a range of topics from ebook sales to Snapchat spectacles to hashtags.

On a personal note, we received a break from the storms. Yes, finally. The sun has even shined a few hours every day. Thank you for your patience as I return to my regular blogging schedule.

Indie Author Weekly Updates

A Powerful Shortcut for Discovering Keywords to Increase Ebook Sales from Digital Book World: “Indie authors and ebook publishers have a powerful tool for increasing book sales that costs nothing and already exists in their online book selling setup: keywords. The keywords associated with an ebook in an online store can help drive readers to your sales page. When you attract more people to your book’s sales page, the more opportunities you have to make sales.”

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Facebook or Instagram: Which Is Right for You?

 Facebook or Instagram: Which Should You Use? by Frances Caballo

Facebook or Instagram: Do You Know Which to Use?

Deciding which social media networks to use isn’t always easy. So when the decision is between Facebook or Instagram, do you know which one you should use?

If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you know that you don’t need to be everywhere online. Your task is to know who your readers are and use the networks they prefer.

It’s really as easy as it sounds.

  • If you write for women, Facebook and Pinterest are great sites.
  • If you write young adult novels, you should use Tumblr, Instagram, and Snapchat.
  • If you write nonfiction, you need to be on LinkedIn.

I’ve written about this concept before, and you can check out my most recent post on this topic titled Authors: Use New Pew Center Results to Better Reach Your Readers.

But what if you write New Adult books intended for Millennial women? Should you be on Facebook or Instagram?

And if you don’t write for Millennials and you only have the time to use one or two social media sites, should you opt for the dominance of Facebook over the popularity of Instagram?

Let’s delve into some answers.

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