This is the follow up to my last post about how to boost sales and get readers which you can read here.
When you mention a certain demographic, you really should give them a chance to have their own platform. So, this post is about that sector of the writing world who do not choose to be speakers. Those people who like sitting back and using the social media circles to make friends and influence people.
I ain’t mad at ya, as the young folks say.
There are the group of social media writers or SMW who like the fact that the Internet allows them to find readers and interact with them all from the comfort of their own living room.
I get it.
Writing and reading are solo activities. Most writers get involved in these things because they prefer to be alone, or they enjoy alone time. For these shy, retiring folks, social media and the interwebs has been a very big boon.
And let’s face it, in today’s high speed world, you can find readers, and enjoy a good following without ever stepping into a bookstore for a book tour on which you must spend hours face-to-face with readers wandering the shelves barely noticing you are there. (before which you must get an agent who must sell your book to a publisher–all very high stress items)
Now you can sit in your corner, in your own little chair, you can be whoever you want to be (I hear strains of the movie Cinderella). You now become that amazing writer in the picture on all your social sites. You really can deal with others as that writer, the one in the image you took when you were forty pounds lighter.
On social media, a writer/author can be themselves. They do not have to be thin, tall, dark, handsome, blond, built, or beautiful. They can sit in their skivvies and write and chat and entertain and work and no one is the wiser.
But as I said in my last post, I think if you are one who CAN and DESIRE to get away from the screen and be face-to-face with others, that certainly is an opportunity. Here’s a link for you to find out more about public speaking.
I would love to hear your comments.