Platform Building: Day 9: Respond to at Least Three Tweets

Today’s task is responding to three tweets.  This goal

  1. It lets the tweep know that you appreciated their tweet (and helps build a bond with that person)
  2. It brings attention to that person for their cool tweets. (Brewer, 2019)

I will focus on tweeting Robert Lee Brewer, Animation Magazine, and Butch Hartmann. I want to connect with  Robert Lee Brewer because his platform challenge is helping me prepare for finding an agent. Animation Magazine is the premier magazine for animation news. Butch Hartman is a cartoonist who I admire and would like to be a cropped-logo-portfolio-featured-image-1.jpg

 

References

  • Brewster, Robert Lee. Guide to Literary Agents 2020. Writers Digest, 2019.

Platform Building, Day 8: Join Linkedin

The following are some tips for writers when joining Linkedin.

  • Use your own headshot and make sure it looks professional.
  • Complete your profile. Mine was completed, but I had to update it for my graduate classes.
  • Give thoughtful recommendations to receive them. Networking isn’t just about you, you have to be meaningful when you reach out.
  • Search for Connection You Already Have. For instance, I know a director at Nickelodeon, which has led me to find new connections.
  • Make Your Profile Easy to Find. You can do this by keeping the name you are using for your brand.
  • Tailor Your Profile To Your Visitor: Think about what you want your target audience to see. Again, for class, I had to update my profile to display that I will be a screenwriter/creative writer. I’m freelancing on Fiverr.com.

References

  • Brewster, Robert Lee. Guide to Literary Agents 2020. Writers Digest, 2019.

Platform Building, Day 7: Add Share Buttons to Your Blog

Today’s task is adding share buttons to your blog. Robert Lee Brewer suggests using the site http://www.addthis.com. Here’s the thing about social sharing buttons: They make it very easy for people visiting your site to share your content with their social networks via Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Pinterest, and other sites (Brewer, 2019).

With WordPress, social media share buttons are already present. I have them located on the side menu underneath my pages.