Monday, November 24, 2014

3 Ways to Connect

As winter approaches, it's a good time to hunker down and get some writing done. Whether you're pre-published, published, or a blogger, you might want to think of doing some guest posts or scheduling blog posts for the busy holiday season.

Here are some tips:

1.  If you belong to American Christian Fiction Writers, I urge you to join their email loop. Bloggers will often post opportunities for guest spots, especially at this time of the year. Many popular blogs fill their calendars a six months to a year in advance.

2.  Do you have a book coming out soon? You can let folks know your desire for influencers, guest posts, or advanced readers. Besides the ACFW loop, Facebook groups, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn are a good way to connect with others who might be interested in featuring your book.

3.  Scheduling posts for your blog makes a lot of sense throughout the year, but during holidays it's even more important. When you've got food to prepare, a home to decorate, gifts to buy, preparations for guests in addition to normal activities, you can breathe easier knowing you've got 5-10 posts scheduled. It's a great stress buster.

Bonus idea:  Look for recipes, crafts, or decorating ideas to include with your holiday-themed posts. A link within a post can add value to your blog.

Writers and Readers:  How do you keep up with blogging/writing/life during this season? Please share your thoughts and ideas.

Photo Credit:  jayofbox


Karen Lange said...

Great tips, Susan! Thank you. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Terri Tiffany said...

I have decided that every Monday is Marketing Monday for me where I do some intense connecting. So far it's working!

quietspirit said...

I always try to advance post my blog entries throughout the year. Since I posted this week's entries at the end of last week,I started thinking on December's post and have some of them in my NEO. It helps me to do this because it takes away my 'frustration factor'.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Terri - Good suggestion.

Hi Quiet Spirit - I can't tell you the number of times something unexpected has happened. Knowing I had posts scheduled was one less thing on my mind.

God bless,
Susan :)