Tell me, does this sound familiar?
I just don't have time for social media!
I can't think of anything to post!
I have a book to finish! I don't have time for this!
I know those thoughts have crossed your mind at one point or another :) And you're not alone - there seems to be a universal thought that social media is a huge time sucking blob that will take you away from your true love - writing!
One of the great joys of my job is hearing and sensing a huge sigh of relief from authors when I tell them this: Social media should only take you about 5 - 10 minutes a day. Tops. Absolutely no more than that.
With a little planning, some thinking ahead, and a dash of help from Mixtus Media, you will be well on your way to mastering social media in just a few minutes a day.
If you're in the market for a two-minute way to improve your reach on social media, I have the answer for you...
...and it's found in trends. When you follow what is "trending" on Facebook and Twitter, you know it's a hot topic and something that you can take part in. Simply hashtag and incorporate key words into post and it will be seen by more people. Will everything that is trending speak directly to your audience? Not all the time, but you never know when something interesting or relevant will pop up.
So where do you find out what is trending?
A personal domain is the first thing you need for your website. It is literally your address online and is an important part of your branding. While many services (including Squarespace) will throw in a free domain with their hosting service, more often than not it's better to register your domain with a dedicated service. Over the years of managing clients' and friends' websites, I've dealt with all of the big domain registration and hosting services - and even a few obscure ones. GoDaddy has become the "default" domain registration service, but we stay away from them and use a wonderful service called Hover. Here are the 6 biggest reasons why:
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