Indie Block Party #8-Social Media and Networking Tips

29 Aug


Thanks to Fel and Dawna for hosting. The complete list of participants can be found here. It’s the final day of the Indie Block Party. I had a blast meeting new friends along the way. 🙂

Today’s topic is Social Media and Networking Tips. I use Facebook(author page), Google+, and Twitter.  

I like using all 3 sites. I don’t have a real preference but if I had to choose I would say I prefer Facebook over the other two. I guess the reason I prefer it to the others is because I’m on it all the time either checking my author page or playing games via my personal page.

Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Don’t spam your followers with updates about your book every minute.
  • Do try to be respectful when leaving constructive criticism or comments.

There is a Facebook group and a site I highly recommend. The Facebook group is called Writer Unboxed. The site is called She Writes. I’m a member of both and the info and advice I’ve gotten from people is great. 

Hope you find these tips helpful. 🙂


Posted by on 08/29/2013 in Indie Block Party



6 responses to “Indie Block Party #8-Social Media and Networking Tips

  1. burnsmillie

    08/29/2013 at 2:56 pm

    I’ll have to check out Writer Unboxed and She Writes. You never know where the help you need will come from : )

    • sjledge2

      08/29/2013 at 3:14 pm

      I love both of them. The people are so supportive of each other. 🙂

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    08/29/2013 at 8:06 pm

    Facebook is the one site I’m not on. Blogger is my social network of choice, followed by Twitter. But I decided early on not to spread myself too thin.

    • sjledge2

      08/29/2013 at 9:22 pm

      Hi Alex, I totally understand. I sometimes feel stretched too thin with trying to keep up with all of them. I have to take a day sometimes just to catch up on the others. 🙂

  3. Elaine

    09/13/2013 at 10:42 pm

    Everyones got to pick what they can do. I use my choice of platform to separate my life. Facebook for keeping up with my friends, and twitter for my writing habits. Not sure it’ll stay that way but it works for now.

    • sjledge2

      09/14/2013 at 10:02 am

      I agree totally. You have to find out what platform works best for you and what you have going on. What another person does may not be right for someone else. 🙂


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