I know I can use all the help I can get when it comes to building my writer profile/platform. Now days, it’s the thing to do. Almost a must have for any new author--You don’t have a platform? Then what’s wrong with you?
The problem? How does one go about creating a platform? How do you drum up traffic to your blog or website when the internet is THISSSSSS BIGGGGG? How?
Well, I’ve been spending a lot of time online researching this very thing and visiting various websites, commenting on blogs and getting my name out there (which is all good advice. I mean, how can you expect anyone to read or comment on your blog posts when you don’t put yourself out there and comment on others? Pretty profound, huh? I’m a smart cookie . . . okay, I read that advice, but still).
Well, in all my commenting and surfing around of blogs by other writers, I ran across this blog: http://rachaelharrie.blogspot.com/
She will be running a “Writer’s Platform Building Crusade” starting in February. It’s a simple concept really—uniting writers with other writers. It’s a great way to add followers to your site while making friends as well (I like new friends. Can never have enough. Bring on the friendship relationships. I’m ready). This is a way to pay it forward and get involved, and even learn a little something along the way from fellow writers who aspire for the same thing—publication and greatness (okay, I’ll settle for publication, but greatness sure would be nice too).
Anyway, check it out. Follow the link above and I’ll see ya in February to check out your blog and pay it a forward a little myself.