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Showing posts with label facebook. Show all posts
Showing posts with label facebook. Show all posts

Monday, January 23, 2012

Baby steps...baby steps...

I’ve had a whirlwind of a few weeks since the New Year turned over. I want to thank you all for the kind comments on last week's post. I'm truly humbled.

Since signing with my agent, Mary Sue Seymour, I’ve been really thinking about social media—promoting author friends, the craft, and myself. Up to this point in my writing journey, I really didn’t need to promote myself—just connect. As I take another step forward, I find that I must start considering all the options available to me.

Baby steps…baby steps.

Up to now, I didn’t feel that I needed an author Facebook page. Soon after I began blogging, I began to get requests on my personal fb page from fellow authors and followers. I had to politely decline the requests. The family rule was that my personal Facebook is for immediate friends and family only. I had promised my husband and kids that I wouldn’t allow everyone in on my personal page. They felt that if I did, they couldn’t be themselves with strangers looking in on our lives. I was worried to allow it because I’m a private person when it comes to my real life—and my kids.

Well, last night I finally did it. I now have a Facebook “author page” of my own. I don’t have to worry about my writing life mingling with my private life. It’s new and under construction, but it’s there—I know you can feel that shameless plug coming—wait for it…wait for it—I hope you will visit my brand new Facebook author page:

Loree Huebner, Author  & click “like”.

I feel like I’m entering a new phase on my journey. There's so much to learn...

What do you think of having an author fb page? Do you have one? What do you like most about it? Do you have any great tips to offer me to get started on the page? If you don’t have one yet, are you considering it?

Between you, me and the gatepost,

Loree