|Using Widgets to reach different Social Media!|
I am an active member of the social media community and am
avid omnivore of all things “social media”, although I am also an admitted
novice in the field. I focus most of my energy in four major areas of social
networking for our eBook and App series, and it is such a rewarding experience
to do all of them!
Yes, what I am doing right now is
considered social networking. Whether it’s parenting topics, writing topics, or
stuff about getting eBooks and Apps produced, sharing your experiences with the
world is an extraordinary experience. It is not always easy! For example, when
writing on a parenting topic, you have to use a lot of hyperlinks to make sure
that what you are writing has some support.
My next favorite part of social
networking is Twitter
. It is
such a direct and immediate way to connect with people who have an interest in
your eBooks, Apps, or just your general thoughts that day. There are so many
little things to learn about Twitter that you have to muddle your way to learn.
Getting followers, keeping them engaged, sharing original and heartfelt
content, these are just part of the power of Twitter. It is also a good way to
stay abreast of current news, as many news outlets live tweet news before it
hits any other media.
This is sometimes the most
intimidating social network to use, because so many people use Facebook
reasons. Do you use it to play the social media app games like Farmville? Do
you update your status regularly and check out all the functionality of
Facebook on your Timeline and Newsfeed? Do you actually read and click on the
Ads? Nevertheless, we update our brand page regularly and truly feel connected
to a global community. Our fans seem to be from around the world, not just in
the five languages that our eBooks and Apps are published in! It is humbling to
have reached such a broad, global community in this billion-user medium!
Most people use LinkedIn
as a tool
to network with business contacts, find out about new jobs, and in general
share their career news with like-minded people. We have found a large
independent author/content-creator community on LinkedIn, and have been able to
share news about our industry and connect with some real movers/shakers within
our community of writers, illustrators and others involved in the production of
eBooks and Apps!
Overall, it has been a truly unique way to reach all of our
different audiences and let them know everything that is going on with Luca
Lashes and what affects our business and creativity on a daily basis. I’ve
included links to each of our major social networking sites, and we look
forward to adding more, as Pinterest
are on next on the list!
Labels: Apps, ebooks, Firsts, Fun, Luca Lashes, Networking, Pictures, Social