HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
I hope the holidays were all that you expected them to be. They were wonderfully busy and exciting for me. I survived my very first professional photoshoot (pics coming soon). It was great and I highly recommend BJ Enright for any of your photography needs. He rocks!
My next major task in building a platform and connecting with my audience as a budding author is to establish my online presence. The recommendations: Pin it on PinInterest (right now I’m not interested), twitter, Facebook author page (Done. Make sure you like it), and blog. How often? Everyday. Everyday?
Apparently, blogging everyday or at least multiple times a week will help us, you and I establish some sort of relationship. I don’t know if I buy that. If I’m anointed and appointed won’t the Lord direct you to me and me to you? Won’t my work connect us? My other apprehension is I honestly don’t know if I can hack it (Please stop whispering Philippians 4:13). I’m already way behind on updating my other blog, The Carpenter’s House. How on earth can I possibly manage another and should I? The only way for me to answer that was to see what other author’s are doing. What I found was most of the big dogs, our literary sheros, Michelle Stimpson, Reshonda Tate Billingsley, Kimberla Lawson Roby, and Terry McMillian for example are not blogging daily or even every week in some cases. Most do use in some form of social media (that they seem to genuinely enjoy) for interacting with their readers and they all have newsletters (coming soon). Now these women have books on shelves in book stores I just have books in my heart, so I’m still stuck wondering what to do and when to do it. I’m a writer, hence I enjoy writing and I will do it whenever possible however, my heart’s desire is that whatever I write is edifying and engaging to my readers rather than mindless prattle (is that a word?). In order to do that I’ve got to know how often you’d like to hear from this Neophyte author?
I invite you to help me solve my conundrum. To blog or not to blog? That is the question–and how often?~Nigeria