Wednesday, November 3, 2010

All the Best People

Today I'm very privileged to be interviewed on Madison Woods's blog.  Madison asked me eleven questions about all manner of things related to my writing process.  Please click over there and read it.
As writers we're constantly being reminded and instructed to use social media to promote ourselves and our writing.  Blogging is my preferred method of using social networks though I do spend some time on facebook and twitter.  But all social networks only work for you if you can make connections with it. When it comes to blogging, that means having other writers as guests, doing interviews and commenting on other blogs.  It means posting things of interest to readers or others involved in the business of writing. 
Madison's generosity in having me on her blog is one example of writers helping other writers.  Do you have guests on your blog? What is your favorite type of social network to spend your time on?

7 comments:

Jemi Fraser said...

I've only had one guest blogger so far, although I have another one scheduled this month. I like blogging best of all the social media. I do twitter as well, but not well and not all that often :) I haven't even joined Facebook at all - there's just no more time to squeeze it in!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I like blogging best too, Jemi. I belong to twitter but visit facebook more often. I do keep in contact with some writer friends and some family members on facebook.

Helen Ginger said...

Blogging's probably my favorite. I feel like there's more one-to-one interaction and I get to know people better than I do via FaceBook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I agree - blogging is the best form of social media. I use Twitter a little, but that's it.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Alex and Helen, I guess we're all in agreement. I enjoy visiting other blogs and am very impressed with those of you who blog nearly every day.

Stephen Tremp said...

Guest blogging is essential if you want exposure. I'm doing a virtual tour these days. Its a great way to meet people. In Decemebr I'm doing a home and away with other bloggers. They host me one day and I host them the next.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I like that home and away idea, Stephen. I'm so glad I've asked for advice. I've learned lots of new ways to use blogging in the last few weeks.