We tackled the blogging review for 2014 a couple of weeks ago. Let’s look at the social media freelance writing review.
In February, we looked at using images in social media. In 2015, images will be bigger than ever. What does this mean for you? Basically, it means that you need to pay attention to images.
If you’re an author, start a Pinterest board for your book as soon as you get the idea — pin images of your characters, or images related to your topic.
We talked about building your platform with social media. The money quote was:
“Please don’t worry about how many followers you have, or don’t have. And never focus solely on getting followers. You’re a writer, not a social media specialist. Your income comes from your writing, and opportunities.”
Staying with the platform theme, we looked at Pinterest tips for writers.
Social Media Can Be a Goldmine for Writers (but Only if You Use It)
In May, we looked at social media opportunities for writers. The big benefit of social media is that it makes you visible. It can also get you writing jobs. Your followers have value to the people and publications which hire you to write — they’re busy building platform too, and are very happy to borrow yours. 🙂
In June, we discussed Google+, and said:
“Once you’ve signed up for Google+, get a Google Local page. Many of your clients, will be local — that is, in your country, if not in your state or city. A Google+ listing can help you to become more visible.”
In October, in our five tips to get social, we said:
“… it’s not enough to write. Anyone can write. Nowadays, to achieve your writing’s goals, you need social media. Many writers drag the chain on social media, moaning, why, oh why… Face it. Social media is the new reality. You create content (any kind), and you promote it on social media.”
Also in October, we talked about Medium, which has a strong social media component.
Social Media in 2015: Facebook and LinkedIn
Social media is vital for writers, and it’s challenging. Going through the blog’s archives, I saw that we haven’t paid any attention to Facebook and LinkedIn. I’ve added a note to the editorial calendar, so that we give those networks some coverage.
Writers can use these two networks in various ways; Facebook groups, for example, can be useful for promotion, and of course, there’s Facebook advertising. LinkedIn is growing, and has great opportunities.
Have you started using social media? How? Tweet me, or plus me, and tell me what you’re doing.
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