Marketing…marketing…marketing…I spent much of my mid-day learning about it. It was good, don’t get me wrong, as I was sitting under the tutelage of an author I have the utmost respect for. And I was learning more about my craft. Sure it was a part of my craft I never in a million years dreamed I would have to deal with….but I was learning nonetheless. And shouldn’t we be learning new things everyday? I should say so.
At any rate. I am now thinking about a few things: blog tours for the summer and setting goals. Blog tours…I can do this one of two ways: set up my own blog tour (which she says is a LOT of work and not worth the headache when there are services that will do it for you) or pay for one of these services. So, I’ve just spent the better part of the last couple of hours sifting through some of these services. What do they offer? For how much? When? How successful is this person/company? I already have a headache.
And goals…I need to set up a monthly newsletter. I need to be posting on facebook and twitter a few times a day…does this post count as one? And I need to be following some other blogs. These are all good things for me, for my career, for my craft. So, I will bit the bullet and get going on them. I highly suspect that once I start making them a habit, it won’t seem like much. It just sounds like a lot right now because all I want to do is write, write, write!!
So, I leave you with these thoughts as we travel this journey together. Never could I have imagined what this journey would bring. What new skills I would have to learn and add to my “bag of tricks”. But I know that, just as with anything in life you have to work for, I will be all the better for it.