Over on the writing blog, I’m talking about how to gain more followers who are actually interested in what you are doing and will share your stuff because they like it. These work.
It seems like such an easy thing to do. With all these social networking sites, giveaways, support groups, and of course, your own genius, you should have hundreds of followers by next Wednesday if you just work hard enough, right?
Wrong. It has nothing to do with how hard you work. (Okay, a little bit to do with that, meaning, you actually have to post and spend time on your various sites.) And, little known fact, if you actually work too hard, in the wrong ways, you’ll actually get yourself banned or suspended from the sites you’re trying to grow.
Before we get into specifics, let’s get your basic outline ready. (If you don’t think you need this…you do. Many, many people forget their original promotion goals as they start down this path.)
So, here’s the way to promote yourself, and build your audience organically. Remember, you want them to like you, not be annoyed by your existence.