Monday, September 10, 2012

Changes to the English Badass

If you're here, and you're reading this, most likely you're an author who's blog I follow as well. We're all out here, trying to build a platform, hoping to make relationships, navigating the pre-publishing (unless some of you are post-publishing in which case give me your book titles!) waters.

Why do I blog? At first, I started this blog because everything I read told me to. You want to be published? Great. You need to be on the internet. So I started the English Badass. Check. Give me a gold star.

Wait? Having a blog isn't enough?

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This shouldn't have been some sort of big revelation to me. In fact, early on I knew I needed something to differentiate myself, but I didn't know how to do it. How, you ask, did I know this? I get paid to use social media. It's a part of my job.

You don't just start a blog. Well, people do. I did. But that's not how you find success. You need objectives, goals, and content that marries up to those goals.

So you'll start to see a few changes around here. It will be similar to past content: writing, grammar, book reviews, etc. But there will be a little more structure to it, including the new feature: Social Media Mondays. I have a lot of social media knowledge just hanging out in my head, and I'd like to share it.

Why do my thoughts on social media matter? Because I get paid to be there. I write an award-winning blog for the building products industry. So I'm going to share my expertise and tie it to YA writers.

I'll be including a few other features:
  1. RWT (Road Trip Wednesdays)
  2. Friday Reads (where I will recommend books, share my reading lists, or post book reviews)
  3. Miscellaneous content as appropriate/relevant
Happy blogging!

8 comments:

  1. Oh, cool! I'm looking forward to the social media expertise you have to share. I'm always looking for ways to strengthen my online relationships and improve my blogging/tweeting/networking practices.

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  2. Really looking forward to reading your insights!

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  3. Very much looking forward to your social media insights. =)

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  4. I too patiently await your social media posts. Shall I put the kettle on and make a pot of tea while we wait? ^_^

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