Building My Author Platform
Researching Author PlatformsLet me tell you how exhausting and entertaining it was to find out what I needed for an author platform. To spare you the minute and long drawn details, I'm present to you a shorthand version of everything you need to start your journey!
I started blogging just to share what my family does, as you can see from the history it went nowhere.
Of course, I was still writing, and what I thought of as a short story became something much larger, and here I am! So I started using my current blog as a starting point for my author platform!
From everything I've gathered you need three things
- a web site or blog
- some sort of social media presence
- an email newsletter
To further break this down, there are several options for websites you can utilize. I chose Blogger. I'm familiar with it; it's free and easy to use. There are others, and I suggest you look into what other authors say.
- wordress.com & wrodpress.org
- Facebook (although the following has gone down over the past years)
- twitter (I haven't started mine yet)
Email newsletterI use Mail Chimp. It was the platform I used for my first blog years ago.
Their other platforms out there, and I always suggest that you see what will work for you.
I hope I've helped in some way, until later #staycrafty, my friends!