If it's not a word it should be.
Ok, maybe I have had a little too much coffee this morning. I do have a point with my silly word building.
Do you have a web presence?
Can you easily find yourself with a simple Google search?
Go ahead, try it. I'll wait...
So what were your results?
When I Google Katie Salidas, the entire first page comes up with links to me.
Oh no I've been Google-fied!!! =p
So if an Agent/Editor wants to find me, they can. I have a presence online.
Of course that is only half of it. But that's for another blog post.
Building a web presence is important for us fledgling writers because it is part of our marketing platform. (remember we still have to sell ourselves and our books. Publishers will only do so much).
With social networking becoming the norm, it's so easy to get your name out there. It's an easy outlet to the world beyond our normal friends and families. Once you have a presence, you can network to thousands of people with just a click of the mouse and a few keystrokes.
Twitter - I still refuse to join
and so many more.
There are a ton of social networking type of sites out there and they are simple and easy to join.
And I should mention, these sites are FREE. Great news for us fledgling writer with limited marketing funds.
So, you tell me. Have you been Google-fied? What sites do you belong to?
Tomorrow I will talk about "Who are you, Online?"