2016 #ROW80 Round 3: Check-In #13
Today I decided to join Instagram. Not like I needed another reason to procrastinate, but because I like to interact with my readers. The MM Romance community is a small niche in which most authors started as readers; me included. And it’s easy to interact with your favorite authors in a daily based.
My first stories were part of writing events in which I had the opportunity to write to a prompt. Those were placed on a thread, and the writer had the chance to interact with readers interested in reading the end result. Therefore, I love to post snippets of my WIPs as I write and make comments about my characters.
Social media serves now as my connection with my current and future readers. I have several outlets, and I check most of them daily. I do use notifications to be sure I don’t spend too much time in them. But my list is extensive.
I do need to do a better job answering my blog comments. I read them all and hit like, but I want to interact more. Another thing I did today was to update my Facebook Author’s page and private group. I’m using the page for more general updates and promotions and the group to share unedited snippets, inspirational pictures, and other tidbits about my stories. I do have to keep the group private because I write stories for 18+ audiences.
I do have another group for my MF readers, but since I don’t have an MF story out yet, I’m not actively using it. And I’d need to create another author’s page when my MF story comes out early next year.
Do you have a favorite way to interact with your readers?
Below are the links to my social media outlets in case you want to join in or follow me.
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