When students ask me about marketing your writing, my suggestion is that you: “do what’s FUN for you… there are endless possibilities.”
Then someone comes back with, “yes, but…” There’s always a “but.”
I’ve been using social media networks in some fashion for years, so I no longer think about it. It’s automatic. When I have a moment — often on my phone or iPad — I jump intosocial media, and then out again. Once a day I spend a few minutes on Twitter, or Google+, or Pinterest. Or LinkedIn.
There are many theories on HOW to use social media, but most of those theories apply to social media professionals. Or to business people who can spend half an hour a day on social media, because Twitter or Facebook is their de facto customer services department.
As a professional writer, you don’t have a spare 30 minutes a day. If you do, you spend it writing, rather than on social media.
Let’s look at some ideas for getting value from the time you do have.