Writers and social media: A basic how to.

What an interesting turn of events!

Recently, I asked some of my writer friends through social media for some help. I wanted needed to do some vlogging and thought a Q&A would be the best thing. I haven’t done one so I asked my writer friends what questions do you think I should answer in a video. I opened up the topic to anything concerning writing.

I received social media questions, which is pretty cool if you think about it. Writers want to know about platform — growing and keeping it. That’s similar to some questions that I’ve gotten in the past from writers, i.e. how to blog, how to blog often, how to I get people to follow me. In the world of writing, and indie writers, these questions are important.

One of the questions I received from one of my writer friends is close to my heart. He asked:

How do you develop, maintain and satisfy your following? How many different social media platforms do you use? Which ones for what reasons?

I answered a version of this question before. It all starts, like most things in life, with a question: What is the goal? (I just realized that was very Clarice Lispector of me.)

From there, my fellow writers, your social media plan will take its own shape. Don’t know what I mean? Check out the video and you’ll understand a bit more.

Now it’s your turn. Have a writing question you want answered? I got you. Leave them in the comments below and I will include it in an upcoming Q&A video.

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New look, focus for Writingtoinsanity.comIcess Fernandez Rojas is a writer, blogger, teacher, and journalist. Her commentary has appeared in The Guardian and on Huffington Post Latino Voices. Her fiction has been published in literary journals/anthologies such as Minvera Rising and Soul’s Road. Her first book, the beginning of the Jennie Manning series, will come out next year.  In addition to writing, Icess teaches fiction writing classes. Want to join the next group? Sign up  or contact her.

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