Still checking off those to dos. Next up on the list, perhaps one of the most dreaded on the list:
It's almost a dirty word, isn't it? Promote, so important for us writers, yet such a menace. Wouldn't it be great if we could just connect and then leave it at that? Just count on everyone we connect with to go out and buy our book (or visit our blog/website/etc)? Yes, it would be, but it just doesn't work out that way.
Therefore, we must promote ourselves. This is where those connections we've made come in handy. Jump on Twitter and tweet something about your book/blog/website/etc. Get on Facebook and write a post about it. We have to promote ourselves if we plan on doing anything with our work. It's just the way things go. Easiest way to accomplish this to do? Work it in with your Connection time. I know, I know...you've just figured out how to work making connections into your daily to do, and here I am suggesting you add something more to that time-frame. Yes, yes I am. It's okay though, I promise, don't freak out. All you have to do is spend a few extra minutes to add a little something about your "product" while your reaching out to connect with people. It will not take much more time, you can add the details into your tweet or whatever you are doing to build connections. A tweet here, Facebook post there, or even an email to some of your connections and BAM you've checked Promote off the to do list for the day.
This was a short and to the point one, because it's just so simple. We already touched on making connections, so it's just a very little bit more work to add promoting into that time.
Happy Promoting :)