Monday, June 11, 2012

New Found Gadgets and Web-Sites

The last few weeks I have found myself reading about new ways to implement Social Media to help me with this platform journey, and I received a Nook for Mother's day. Now, a new contraption I've had to learn how to operate. there's just no hiding the fact that I didn't grow up in the computer age, that's for sure!

I am very excited to have gotten a Nook, now I can experience what it would be like when people will download my book. That was the reason I wanted one, plus I wanted to learn how to use one. Once I figured it all out I found it really is an easy gadget to work and to download on. I have found myself downloading a few too many times, and now have a bunch of books I need to read. I do have to say though, I miss buying physical books. I am one of those people who likes the feel of a book, and after I finish it, I enjoy having it on my shelves, and if I feel like it, reading it again. I also like to trade books with friends and family, we have been doing that for years.

I now have read two books on it, and halfway through a third. At first my eyes and brain had a hard time adjusting to it, but I finally did and I can carry it with me where ever I go, If I so choose. It really is a fun gadget and I'm glad that I have one, but I will still buy the 'books' I want for my shelves. I just can't say no! There are certain books that need to be in the honor spot, as I so deem it.

The next thing I have been learning is how to reach out to more people for my platform. I have met some really nice people, and some of them very helpful. A lot of them, writers themselves who are in the same boat as me. How does this whole marketing and Social Media work?! I joined three writing groups on LinkedIn. They have been so wonderful and supportive. Several have joined my blog, and I want to thank you so much for that, it means the world to me. I have also reciprocated and have really liked a lot of their blogs as well. Some do not have blogs and have set up fan pages on Facebook, and I have 'liked' them also. I feel very fortunate to have met all these new writers, and look forward to getting to know them better.

The next thing on this road to Social Media, is tags and hash tags. I know most of you are now laughing and saying, "Your just now learning what those are?",  But, again, I am new to all of this and I have to have people show me how to do things, I am a visual learner. I am learning though and have implemented tags on my blog posts.

After that I want to learn how to make a book trailer. I think that would be cool to have! If any of you know how to do that, feel free to drop me a line or a book on 'how to', I would love to know how to do that. I will be adding a fan page one day too.

So you see, this is becoming a never ending road and I am learning all the time. Those of you that are helping me, God bless you, I know I am a pain in the arse, but I appreciate your patience and guidance.

Thanks again for becoming my new internet friends, I appreciate all of you. And, thank you to my family and friends who seem to not give up on me, you are the best!

don't forget to drop me a comment and let me know your trials on this platforming road, we are in this together!

Love, Lisa

1 comment:

  1. I love your book saying. I love physical books! However, I too have succumbed to the electronic age. I have the iBook app, the Nook app, and the Kindle app on my iPhone. Small as it is, I read books on it and my virtual shelves are filling up.

    You are not a pain in the arse. I'll try to help whenever I can and if I figure something out, I will pass it on.

    See you tomorrow -R