Good morning and welcome to Friday Feelings. Today, we’re going to discuss how to engage readers.
Just what do I mean when I say engage your readers?
I mean how do you interact with your readers on social media? Are you all about “buy my books” to the point where they don’t want to hear from you? Do you put up cute memes and funny posts, giving them a reason to know you as a person they like rather than the author selling their books?
These are very important things to remember when attracting attention on social media. Yes, you need to promote daily. It’s a fact of life for authors in the twenty-first century. We no longer have the publicist taking care of all that. We are the publicist. There are no scheduled book store appearances, unless we set them up. Therefore, we have to find other, creative methods of letting people know we’re an author, but we’re also a person of varied interests.
One thing you want to be careful of, though. Don’t interact with the troublemakers. If someone posts on your wall that they think you’re ajerk, an entitled person with no sense of the world, ignore them. Let their post wither away without a response. Engaging trolls is never encouraged; we never feed the trolls and their insatiable desire to get into an online fight with someone.
What we do, though, is smile while replying to a compliment. Did you know that by smiling when you’re responding to someone, your post will seem like you’re not only addressing the person but you are also happy they spoke with you. It’s the same way when we’re out and about in your normal life. Always smile, no matter how rushed you are or how badly you feel. Many people are still very impressed they’ve met an author; don’t let their moment with you leave a bad taste in their mouth.
About K.C. Sprayberry
Born and raised in Southern California’s Los Angeles basin, K.C. Sprayberry spent years traveling the United States and Europe while in the Air Force before settling in northwest Georgia. A new empty nester with her husband of more than twenty years, she spends her days figuring out new ways to torment her
She’s a multi-genre author who comes up with ideas from the strangest sources. Those who know her best will tell you that nothing is safe or sacred when she is observing real life. In fact, she considers any situation she witnesses as fair characters and coming up with innovative tales from the South and beyond. game when plotting a new story.
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