Sunday, January 6, 2013

Professionalizing Yourself

This course will introduce you to the ways in which social media will become a part of your professional writing life. Consider this to be the moment you begin your transition from using social media for play and personal use to a more professional approach. 

Remember, a lot of people read this blog. 

Well, maybe not thousands. But hundreds. Definitely hundreds. 

Please create a Google profile. Consider what email address you use to sign up for Blogger, twitter, etc.  Maybe it's time to graduate from luvucolts at gmail to your actual name. Consider the photograph you use. 

I want to show you guys how writers use social media as professionals trying to connect to other writers and potential readers, and I want to observe how skilled you are at this b/c I’m recruiting “Social Media Tutors” for the 2013 Midwest Writers Workshop. 

If you have a blog of your own, great!  Consider blogging weekly or bi-weekly about the course and your progress on your novel. If you don’t have a blog, consider starting one. 

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