Monday, June 8, 2015

I Will Follow You

Lately, my work in progress gets sidetracked by the pressures of social media. It can be a blessing or a curse.

The latest case was, after a long stretch, I vowed to bite the bullet and get caught up on all the Pinterest members who followed me, whom I hadn't followed back. I'd put them into one of my e-mail folders to get to when I had time.

Yesterday, I decided to make the time and tackle the Pinterest folder. Turned out there were over 150 members tucked inside. What was especially daunting was I couldn't seem to figure out any other way to follow them without clicking on the link to the Profile, clicking the Follow button, then clicking the IE button to close the tab, then go back and delete the actual Yahoo message. It took quite some time, but I was determined, and got through the entire bunch!

I don't know if it's because I followed so many yesterday, but today, I already found 7 more followers greeting me. I decided to follow them right away, instead of putting them in a folder, which would only grow. I sincerely hope I don't get that many each day!

It's hard to keep up, but I know Pinterest is a great promotional tool for getting the word out on blogs, book covers, book releases, or for just getting a brand known. Because of its great potential, I'm determined to keep my presence there.

Still, it's not easy. Anyone else have a hard time keeping up?

For those who wish to visit my Pinterest page, Here's the link:

If you feel the urge to follow me there, or at any of my other sites, don't be surprised if I follow you back!

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Radine Trees Nehring said...

At a writers' conference this past weekend (Arkansas Writers' Con in Little Rock) speaker Cara Brookins, a Social Media Consultant, made a very strong case for pretty much sidetracking all sites but Twitter. Since one can quickly be overwhelmed by keeping up with all you mention (and more), she says she and clients have proven a twitter following will be much more helpful than any or all. Try her out at MYSOCIALFAM.COM

Jean Henry Mead said...

Living on a ranch precludes much social media and TV has to be forsaken for writing, so I can sympathize with your time constraints, Morgan. Twitter does seem the best source for promoting your work, especially since book covers are allowed to be posted.

Morgan Mandel said...

It does seem that Twitter has become more useful lately, though it's easy enough to do a click for a blog and send a copy to Pinterest or Google Plus. Or, on Amazon, there are spots to click also, which are helpful. Facebook does seem to be more of a social gathering lately not for selling.