My blog had slipped into hiatus for a while because I got locked out of my blog, but am now back with a guest post by Sabine Reed, in which she talks about authors on social media.
The topic of self-promotion by writers has been discussed in my blogs before —Sabine offers her take on the subject today.
For a writer, however, creation of new content mainly refers to new books.
Writers should write. The more books you have out there, the greater the number of people who will find out about you.
In fact, most experienced writers such as JA Konrath have been saying the same thing for a number of years. And don’t forget that Amanda Hocking had a number of books published within a span of one year, and shot her way to fame not because of her promotional activity but because she had a lot of work that was read by a lot of people who generated sales for her future work. And, of course, because she wrote great book that were well-liked and readers recommended her to others widely.
In light of the same study, another way to get your name out there is to generate new content by way of a blog or articles. It will also raise your ranking on Google, and if you create good content, people will be driven to your blog. It’s your choice of course whether you want to spend the valuable time you have writing your new book, or writing a new blog post.
In the long run, I think, for a writer, another book would be a better bet.