Queen of Webinar. I been dubbed that by a few writer friends. I love webinars. The ones I attend are normally free but offer a world of information. Just this past week I viewed one on Scrivener which has been the rage for writers for a few years now. I have heard of it but don’t have the program as of yet but thought it be cool to watch. It was.
There are webinars for just about anything. All one has to do is do a search and viola. I have viewed most of my webinars on topics of writing, marketing, promotion and so forth. Majority of the time if not all they try to sell you something at the end. But you are not required to buy. Just listen. Which is what I do. I watch webinars like I watch documentaries. All the time. My poor family when a topic comes up and I say, “Oh wait I saw that in a documentary and they said …” I am now doing that for webinars.
Free. I mean come on it is free. All that it requires is your time. Heck a good portion of them they record and they send you the link to watch at your own leisure. All you have to do is have registered for it. There is so much to do and consider when you are an artist of any kind, especially an author.
So when someone offers to help with a free video I am all for it.
How hard is it to find blog content? And how often should you post per week? Plus, why blog in the first place?
First is content. Where do we find it? How do we come up with a topic and talk about it is something that everyone must figure out. Me personally I just look around where I am at, pay attention to conversations or will talk about something that is happening. Easy? Not always. One reason I am writing this post about blogs to be honest. My friend CP does a lot of reposting, sharing and hosting on his blog. That is a great way to help others and yourself at the same time and something I need to do more of.
Second is how often. That can be left up to interpretation of the writer. You don’t want to bore your audience, rather you want to keep them enjoying and engaging in what you talk about. It varies from blog to blog how often you get content to read. Also life can get in the way with health, family and life in general. The beauty of sites like this is you can write content when you think of something and just schedule it to be released on the day you want it dropped.
Why blog in the first place? There have been bloggers for a heck of a long time. You can see blogs about coffee to cats to just about anything. It is a good way to express ourselves, a way to let people know what is going on to getting your name out there just to name a few. Some just like writing stuff down regardless if their blog is being followed by a mass amount of people or just a few.
Regardless of the reason blogging can be fun, therapeutic and you get to meet some interesting characters along the way, That alone is worth the effort.
Every now and then I receive something in email from Amazon that promotes a product or book. It is not always something I have searched on the site or something I have bought or similar to it. The variety of what they advertise to me is wide. But this past weekend I received the above in email. Amazon was promoting me. I mean, me. Not sure how that happened but was thrilled as they say to the moon and back when I opened it up and saw what had happened.
Will this promote more sales? I found out that it already has. What this does in essence is bring my brand and books to a wider audience. That is huge, especially to writers. Heck to anyone who is a small business owner. I’m still pretty jazzed up.
Okay for this week Amazon and I are in a love relationship.