For the networking inept

15 Apr

I’ve never been one to have the exceptional fortitude to be in anything for the long haul. I like new, shiny, and different. This has held true for most aspects of my life. I am fairly certain the longest I’ve ever lived in one place was three years. I could be wrong, but I’m fairly certain that this is the longest I’ve ever resided in one location. This brings me to the point that I’m basically a flake. I’ve long since come to terms with this and understand that I’ll probably be this way for the rest of my natural life. What does that have to do with this blog you ask? Well… I wrote a book. (buy here)

Apparently just writing the book is no where near enough these days for the average e book author. What comes next is promotional work. We’ll here’s what I know about social networking online…  what? Oh, I’m sorry you actually expected me to finish that thought? There in lies the problem with me. I like fireworks because they are instant and explode in a thousand shiny colors and end the moment the flame burns out. I can attest to fifteen years of half hazard dieting that I lack the will power to become one of those people who become social media marketing titans.

So, to at least attempt to latch on to the idea of promoting this book, I bought a book that fit me to a T. ‘The Complete Idiot’s guide to Social media Marketing’; Discover how Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube and other social sites give you a marketing advantage. So for someone with the ‘Oh Shiny Disease’ such as myself, what does this mean? I have most of the aforementioned accounts, but do I use them properly? Probably not. Do I even know how? Um… negatory. Is there a right way and a wrong way to promote on said sites? Let’s read and find out shall we? I hate to go anywhere alone, so I’m going to take you along for the ride. If you learn something too… well then that’s just icing on the cake.

Now, on to social networking. According to The Complete Idiot’s guide to Social media Marketing’, there are seven networks I should be apart of to sell my book, buy here. Facebook… check. Twitter… check. LinkedIn… check if they send me the verification thingy. Youtube… check. How many is that? Oh four. Be right back, I forgot what the other three were. Whew. Okay. Where were we? Myspace… check and it jumped the shark already so I’m not entirely sure I agree with this. Ning… check even though I’m so lost on if people can actually find it, or if you are just trying to hawk your book to the same people trying to hawk theirs. Blog… check! You are even reading it! Hot damn, the marketing book is a success now go buy my book.

I don’t know if we actually learned anything in chapter one, but it was quite easy to read and there were as many lame attempts at humor as there are in this blog, so its fitting that I purchased it. So, after you sign up for those programs add me because I’m the social media inept. When I grow up (in my next life) I want to be born as Bill Gates so I can write all day long and not have to worry about necessities such as promoting and website maintenance. There was a book called ‘Twitter Power’ that I almost got, but it was five dollars more and I kept going around the store, with my best scrappy do imitation, saying Puppy Power! and somehow… that’s not the effect I wanted to have on all three of you that will read this blog.

hehehe. Puppy Power! Come on, say it with me… you know you want to.

That’s a sign that I can no longer write anything else productive in this blog. I’m stuck on puppy power.

xoxo

~KdB

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6 Responses to “For the networking inept”

  1. donicacovey April 15, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    Do me a favor please? Let me know if you finish this media dummies book and it DOES help you, tell me? I’m an idiot always looking for something new and shiny to help me too!

    GREAT blog!
    Hugs
    Donica Covey

  2. Kristy April 15, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    Hi Donica! i sure will let you know, check back periodically I’ll be discussing my adventure through this book as well. Thanks for the comment and compliment!

    Kristy

  3. Jasmine Black April 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    Funny and cute post. Really did love it. Congrats on the book.

  4. Kristy April 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm #

    Thanks Jasmine! Glad you enjoyed it!

    Kristy

  5. Franny Armstrong-ParaNovelGirl April 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    HA! I get to be the THIRD person to read your blog! I’m right there with you, learning as I go. It’s wonderful to pool our resources and grow together.

    BUY MY BOOK TOO…LOL

    Oh, crap. Links don’t work in comments. BWHAHAHAHAHA

    Still on the top ten list, you lucky girl! Well done.
    Any family members left to sell them to?

    BIG HUGS
    Franny

  6. Janice Seagraves April 15, 2010 at 7:15 pm #

    Funny post. I’m working on promoting too though my book won’t be out till June, so I’m just doing the early book buzz and getting interviews lined up.

    Hey, if you want me to interview you go to my contact page on my blog and email me me.

    Janice~

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