Of course people read your blog, silly! LOL
But yes, I DO think about advertising in the future. A friend who owns a TV store just told me last week about technology even changing with that. Soon you'll be actually able to smell the food on the TV. Weird, wild stuff. 🙂
Oh yeah, I do think about that. It'll be different and I think in a way harder, because it'll be the best stuff being seen, since those who have money can't buy something that's free, it's almost an equal playing field where the best and hardest workers will get their stuff out the most. Or something like that. LOL Not really sure.
But very cool about your family!
Wow, that's disconcerting! I don't feed my blog to facebook yet. Maybe I will once I have an agent. Right now I want to keep those lives separate. I'm still not sold on the idea of using facebook as a marketing tool. I want it to be personal, between friends.
Kudos, Sherrinda, on using the tools of “marketing”. My guess is, sooner than later, we'll all be on digital moving billboards that float xcountry nationwide. Ok. Maybe not. But it's fun to think Jetsons when it comes to marketing 🙂
Sherrinda, I was shocked too, a few weeks ago when the same thing happened to me. Like you, I link my blog to Facebook, because that is where most of my relatives keep up with us. While few leave comments or don't know how, several commented and asked questions. My niece's fiance even pulled me off to the side to discuss one of the first posts that I had written about my daughter's marriage. Shock was putting it mildly. Like you I found it exciting and daunting at the same time. “What have I done?” raced through my mind, but at the same time I could see the benefits for our book in the future.
Jennifer, smelling food on the TV??? How weird! Just think…reading a book that emits smells! lol
Amy, I think things may change faster than what we think!
Jessica, why does it always have to be about money? The richest get the most exposure, even though they may not be the best. Interesting!
T.Anne, I'm not brave! I just am an open book…so to speak! lol
Kristen, you have a HUGE point! Lately on FB, I've been getting people who want to be my friend and then all they do is fill my inbox with propaganda. Not cool.
Jaime, I love the Jetsons! 🙂 Now, I am not trying to market myself. I am no where near that point! I just thought I'd let my friends know more about ME. 🙂
ERica, it's rather fun to surprise people with what we do. I think sometimes I share that I write to keep me accountable…so I don't give up. lol
Ava, I love that you have jumped right in and have utilized the power of blogs and FB! Now…all you need is TWITTER!!!!! 🙂
Jeanette, I hope you can get your blog linked to your FB!
Heather, YES! It is a way to be open with my writing, while not having to verbalize it. When I have to say it out loud, I feel so…fake! Fellow writers seem to validate my dream.
Lynnette, I am intrigued by your matchmaking! I've been thinking I need to find a critique partner or group, but haven't jumped in. I don't know…is it fear???
Susan, I don't think people come to my blog through FB…they just read it on FB! I don't know that it makes any difference at all. 🙂
You just need to go to the Notes Section on FB and there is a link/section where you can feed your blog into your notes. Easy.
Jill, I love the internet! Way too much!
Donna, I've always wanted to do one of those counters that showed the different countries! I'll have to research that!
Marybeth, how awesome that your dad reads your blog! I don't think my family ever reads my blog. If they do, it is not very often. lol
Tabitha, my family never comments on my blog. I don't think they even read it, but that's okay! It's alot about writing, so it probably bores them silly!
Sherrinda, I'm so happy you had such a positive experience at the reunion and that so many expressed an interest in your writing. I find that most people are curious about what's involved in getting a book published and enjoy talking to those of us who've been brave enough to embark on that sometimes daunting adventure. How neat that you discovered so many supportive people who are sharing in your journey via the Internet.