I’m making an effort to up my social media presence. Who wants to join me?
I am going to spend the month of May doing one thing every day that will ripple across my social media outlets, to engage (if not educate and entertain) and grow my followers. Since many writers are introverts, I know marketing and promoting ourselves doesn’t come easily. Being asked to “up our social media presence” can feel like a trip to the dentist. While it’s easy to to put off or “get to later,” it’s really not that hard. We just have to do it. That’s why I created this challenge.
Sure, I’d like to have more followers, what author wouldn’t? I admit I’m way behind where I’ll like to be when my next book comes out. But building a list for potential book buyers is not the only reason I’m doing it. The years of Covid confinement have left me with lingering feelings of isolation, and I’m eager to (re)connect with people.
I’m doing it for me.
Sure, the best time to start building your platform was years ago. But the next best time is now.
Yep, time to get to it. I’ll have a short blog here detailing each task I’m doing, each day, so you can come join and learn along with me. The tasks all differ. Some are creating lists of ideas. Some are specific posts that’ll take 5 minutes to do. Others might take more work, but will still be manageable. I promise. I don’t have all day for this stuff—which is why I’m looking at small, daily steps. I am breaking the challenge down into 31 small-ish tasks that should all add up to making a decent difference. Sorta like eating an elephant one bite at a time. It’s a CHALLENGE to push us past our comfort zone. I think it will help if we cheer each other on along the way.
So, fellow author friends, whadday say?
Will you join in? Leave a message or sign up below to make sure you are committed! (Experts say you’re more willing to follow through on a commitment or challenge if you tell someone else about it. Saying your goal out loud, or posting it publicly, makes us feel more accountable. Do it. Do it.)
*For those unfamiliar with the term “author platform,” I can best describe it in a visual. Picture a group of people. Let’s say they are all authors. One person stands on a raised surface—it could be basically anything for better visibility; let’s say it’s a milk crate. That person is now a little taller than all the other authors around them. They stand out. You can spot them in a crowd. They are an author, on a platform.
So I ask again…who wants to join?!
Oh, and feel free to follow my brand-spankin’ new author page facebook.com/BitsyKemperAuthor! It may or may not be one of the challenges!
9 thoughts on “Bitsy’s 31-Day Author Platform* Challenge”
I’d love to join. It’s much less intimidating to think in terms of incremental steps.
Yes, good point! Great having you on board.
Don’t forget to subscribe (top right column) so you get daily reminders emailed!
I’m overwhelmed with other commitments right now, so can’t commit to the challenge, but I’ll be watching and cheering you all on! Go Bitsy!
How kind of you to take the time to comment–and to cheer us on! And hey Deb, the challenge can be done any time of the year! You can bookmark it and do it on your own whenever your calendar frees up a bit. xxoo
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately – this was my sign. Count me in!
Nice! Looking forward to having a cheer buddy!
I would like to join. My social media needs a push!
Hooray! I’ll be tweeting out a few reminders before May 1st.