Friday, January 25, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things Hop

One of my new blogging friends, the fabulous Vikki of VikLit (I totally love that I have more friends overseas now), came up with this blog hop idea to celebrate small accomplishments and share them with others! Since I just posted an update the fourth novel I'm working on and how well all of that is falling together, I will post about a different accomplishment - a real presence in social networking!

As of today, I have nearly 1,800 followers on Twitter. On Facebook I've almost hit 600 likes, on Goodreads I have almost 600 friends, 600 followers on Tumblr and 300 followers on Pinterest. YIKES! (Don't think I missed the fact that I just posted 600 three times in a row - my freaky mind is going to town on that one, wondering what it could possibly mean!) That's a lot of people. And a lot of work.

As most indie authors know, getting our name out there to promote our books can feel like a full time job in itself. Sometimes it hardly leaves any time for actual writing. I remember when I first started out on Twitter and wondered how on earth all these people gained thousands of followers. I remember being thrilled when I hit 100. Yes it has made me a bit of a social flake (I can't ever go very long without checking notifications on these sites) and yes I hardly get a fraction of the sleep I once used to get, but I really feel like I'm starting to get noticed and my book sales are steadily increasing.

So this Friday, I celebrate all my hard work and lost hours to the Internet. What small thing do YOU have to celebrate?

9 comments:

M. J. Joachim said...

I could have sworn I left you a comment earlier - hmmm...web gremlins perhaps...anyway, kudos on all your followers. Have a great weekend :)

Jen Naumann said...

You did. It was on my other post. :) Hope you have a great weekend as well!

VikLit said...

Wow look at those numbers, I'm intimidated ;) That is something to celebrate! Thank you so for joining in! :)

Juliet Bond said...

Wow, I can't imagine having that many followers. THAT's an accomplishment!

J.A. Ward said...

I know what you mean about the first 100 Twitter followers because it just happened to me a few weeks ago and I was pumped! Hoping to climb the social media ladder to your status one day - good job and congrats on your ever increasing book sales!! :)

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Those are such accomplishments that are so time consuming. Congratulations! An encouraging post.

Lexa Cain said...

Welcome to the bog-hop! Congrats on your rising popularity and the sales of your books - that's great! :-)

Lara said...

Congrats on building your online presence--that's something to be excited about!

~Charity~ said...

Social networking takes tons of work. Glad you're able to see the benefit!

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