September is finally here. For many, this a month that 2020 has been building to and where some perceived things would return to normal. That old normal is still far away but we’re carrying on through it. To all those going into the unknown this month, good luck and you are not alone.
Right now in all my social media author blogging endeavours I feel like the thrusters are to the max and I’m nearly three quarters down the runway. Take off is apparently imminent and this year from the very start I have pushed and pushed and pushed. From book promotions, to blogging, reviews and even Twitter which is approaching the 4000 follower mark. I have thrown near enough everything at trying to get a bigger better and more engaged following. Of course lock down gave me time to do this which I seized along with some fantastic encouragement from the acquaintances I’ve come to know, old and new. Thanks for the support everyone.
Every ounce of my efforts have been with my 6th book release in mind, that is along with the networking part of social media which is turning out to be mostly fun – connecting with others seems to be more satisfying than selling books and book sales seem to be happening a lot more now. August was my most successful non book promo month for sales pretty much ever. What did I do different? I just blogged more, tweeted more and engaged more. Folks invest in you before they even consider your work. This also led to the best ever month I’ve had on twitter – 500 followers were gained. As I said the whole thing is being turned up to the max. All of this will be relayed in a growing guide book which I plan to put out next year sometime.
September was always going to be important to me. It’s possibly my biggest month ever in authoring so far. Book 6 is a sequel and a 4th book in a series, I’m not expecting a huge amount of sales, 15 on release will be redemption and satisfaction all at once. Either way 2020 has been one hell of journey….
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“Folks invest in you before they even consider your work.” – powerful statement. I’ve been trying to connect as well and struggle even more to find meaningful relationships through social media. Although they do come, but not often. I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to handle too many anyways, so I pick my battles so to speak. =D
I do *like* the online connections, I can turn them off at my convenience, lol. It’s a better relationship than when my neighbor comes knocking on my door randomly ( I know, I’m just cold like that – although I do support him just the same ). I’ve been engaging on Twitter which I haven’t done in years. Cheers.
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It is difficult to strike the balance especially with social media because it’s not always good engagements – watch out for those… and if I had decent neighbours I would much prefer to interact with them haha… thanks for reading
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