RE: Using a Facebook page
(14 Sep 2012 06:13 AM)lyndawrites Wrote: I'm useless at the whole social marketing mullarky for all that I have both a Twitter and a FB account.
I can't get the hang of Twitter - it's like listening in on a lot of one-sided conversations and, when I do think I'd like to join, I'm scared I'll be seen as gatecrashing a private party.
As for Facebook - I've my own page here https://www.facebook.com/#!/LyndaWilcoxBooks, but not many likes so I always feel that I am posting into a void. People seldom comment on any post I make so, again, it's like holding my own one-sided conversation.
Wish I had the knack of this but maybe I'm just too boring for people to want to talk to
I know what you mean about posting into a void, Lynda - I get the same feeling with my FB page. I think I have about 8 people linked to it! But then I am not that great at posting on my personal page either and have got fed up ploughing through all the stuff people re-post from other sites so I am really on FB to try and keep up with what my older son is doing!! (slight exaggeration there - I also find out what my cousins in Canada are up to without any of us having to write to each other)
I don't know that Twitter is really a very good marketing tool as such. I sometimes post a link to my blog there and if I have a new book I will post an Amazon link, but mostly I tweet about odd things that happen, re-tweet for my younger son about things I think he'd be interested in, and follow a lot of news, media and publishing-related stuff.