It would be difficult to imagine anyone who hasn't heard of Facebook these days. It is one of the worlds top social networking sites, regularly trouncing even the mighty Google in the rankings. It is a great place for the entrepreneur to dip his or her toe in the water of social networking and yet many are confused by what they can do. I've listed just five tips that could get you started.
I'm slowly bringing order to this blog and below you'll find a set of links to all the articles I have written over the years about Facebook, the things I use it for and suggestions about how you could use it for marketing your book or other products and services. I'll add to this particular … Continue reading Facebook Marketing
I've been asked to provide more information about how to use Facebook as an Author, and I will be writing posts about the actions you can take to make your profile more effective; however when I spotted this video on YouTube I thought that it was worth sharing, because it answers a question that many … Continue reading How to Schedule Status Updates on Facebook
I was hovering around Madison Wood's blog today and noticed that she had tagged me in a post called The 'Look' Challenge. When I read more I realised that it was an attempt to make writers more aware of the frequency with which they use particular words, in this case the word 'look'. These are … Continue reading The ‘Look’ Challenge – Living Through the Medium of Facebook
By the time this post goes live I'll be part way through the presentation that inspired it. I promised several weeks ago that I'd share with you the very simple scheduling tools I use to try to make my life easier and here they are. You can view the presentation I'm giving at the BusinessXchange … Continue reading Creating a Social Media Schedule
This is a very quick post today as I'm off to host a Facebook Q&A Discussion on the HysterectomyUK page any moment now and I thought I might invite you along if you think you might be interested. It's going to be on the subject of Hormone Replacement Therapy and will be here from about … Continue reading Hosting a Facebook Q&A Discussion – Will it or won’t it work?
I'm in the middle of a series of weekly (?) posts about how Authors and Writers could use LinkedIn more effectively if they wanted to and tomorrow I'll be putting up a post about the Top Ten Groups for Writers and Authors.You can read the earlier posts on the Marketing for Authors and Writers page. … Continue reading Marketing for Authors & Writers: Social Networking Can Work for Me? Yes it can work for YOU!
Whilst I have mixed feelings about Facebook, especially in light of the way they are now requiring Page's to pay to promote their updates to all their 'Fans' (see this article for more info if you're interested: posts-on-facebook-pages-not-showing-to-everyone-that-likes-you) it is still a force to be reckoned with and provides some great benefits to people who … Continue reading The Top 10 Facebook Pages that Authors and Writers Should Be Following
I'm going to make a huge assumption here and that is that you are hoping that your writing will eventually pay off in some way and that you aren't doing this just for the love of writing. I could be wrong but writing for the sake of writing, without any sort of recognition of 'success' … Continue reading Please help me to help you get your message and writing to a wider audience
Here's a simple story of how social media works in practice and how I found a new supplier on Facebook quite by accident. Things to Note First: I also run a social enterprise called The Hysterectomy Association. We have a Facebook Page. I also have a public Facebook Page for me as Linda Parkinson-Hardman the author … Continue reading So, here’s a personal story about how social media works in practice to give you and your business exposure