Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Some Feedback to your comments . . .
I want to thank everyone who took the time to respond to my recent post. Your feedback came in the comments on this blog, directly to me via email, and on Facebook. By far the most responses came via FB, and so I will definitely have to keep it in the loop.
Here are some things I’ve gleaned. I would appreciate any further feedback y’all can give me about them or other thoughts you have. I’m trying to tailor my PR efforts to your preferences.
1) It was suggested I start a forum so that fans can discuss my work on their own with occasional input from me. I think this is a great idea, but I’ve got to wonder if there are enough fans out there who would participate. Amazon offers a forum feature on my Author’s Page, and no one takes advantage of it. I’d hate to launch a forum that only collects cobwebs. Anyone out there dying to discuss my work?
2) Here’s an important one: what should I share on this blog? One person encouraged me to share my wit here (and referenced the witticisms in my books to demonstrate that I do indeed possess wit). But another respondent said about the opposite, to steer clear of opinion and keep my witticisms IN my books, not on my blog. That leaves me wondering how much of my life and thoughts to share here. Another person said she appreciates my posts about Alaska. Everyone’s interested in hearing about Alaska, right?
3) Twitter. People follow Twitter. It was suggested I learn how to use hashmarks. I’d love to. Can anyone explain them to me? BTW, if you want to follow me there, my addy is http://twitter.com/davidmarusek.
4) Someone said I should consider using a fan page on Facebook, as opposed to a personal one. Anyone got any ideas about that? My FB addy is http://www.facebook.com/davidmarusek. BTW, I don’t play Farmville or any other games or stuff there. I just don’t have the time/interest. Does that make me a bad person?
5) Someone said I should link this blog to more places, such as Goodreads. I’m not sure how to do that. Blogger has Twitter and FB buttons, which makes it easy. Assuming I can figure out how to link elsewhere, where should I link to? Where do you go to get your book/author news?
Well, that’s all for now. Any feedback is appreciated.