Friday, April 20, 2012
The Writer's Block Top 10 Interviews
Why even do interviews?
Interviews serve many purposes. They afford you a way to tell people who you are, what you do, what you think, how to connect with you, and where to find your product or service. These are all critical components of your platform or brand. If people want to know more about you, an easy way is to do an interview and provide the link on your website, blog, or as part of your media kit.
Why do some posts get more hits than others?
My experience with the interviewees I have worked with up to this point tells me that (1) they have a good product, and (2) they promote it with social media presence and tools that they USE actively (website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Goodreads, email lists, etc.).
What are some other ways that I can build and expand my platform?
Hone your craft. Increase your involvement in online groups and social media. Make it easier for people to find you on the web. Be a guest blogger. Participate in forums. Start a blog and post at least once a week consistently. Focus on sharing information as opposed to just selling your latest creation. Building a platform is a marathon, not a sprint.
Are there any sites I can visit to learn more?
Here are a few that I have found especially helpful:
The Writer's Guide to Twitter by Debbie Ridpath Ohi
My Name Is Not Bob by Robert Lee Brewer
Rachelle Gardner by Literary Agent Rachelle Gardner
So, who are the top 10 interviews on The Writer's Block?
As of April 19, 2012, 9:56 am, here are the most popular posts! These talented people offer great advice and share intriguing stories about their journeys through the literary and creative worlds. Read one. Read them all. Share with a friend. Leave a comment. My hope is that you will learn something new, make a connection, and be inspired to keep reaching for your aspirations, no matter how big or small.
Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Kerry G. Johnson
Dianne de Las Casas
Feel free to browse the archives for more interviews, articles, guest bloggers, book reviews, and artwork. Who would you like to see interviewed on The Writer's Block? Maybe you would like to share your work? Perhaps you would like to be a guest blogger? Would you like your children's book reviewed?
Keep your pen to the paper! Remember, inspiration is everywhere...