Sometimes marketing yourself is the last thing you want to do. Between writing and life, you’ve put in a full day. You don’t want to cap it off with marketing. Yet, to start your day with the marketing, you risk getting sucked in to your tools—Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. Whether you call it self-control or delayed gratification, you put it off. To be productive, you have to put it off. But by the time you get back to it, you feel like you’ve wrung out every last possible word this day could hold. So, you short yourself the marketing effort your work deserves.
What’s a writer to do?
Lately, I’ve been using my online presence to boost the work of others by sharing links and the like. But that only goes far and if you make it too much of a habit all you’ll be doing is sharing other people’s words. Kind of defeats the purpose of building a platform, huh?
So, what’s a writer to do? Really!
I’m making a new habit. There are lots of times throughout the day when I feel like I have something to share, but I put it off. So, now I’m going to write it down and save it for later. Seems simple enough, perhaps even self-evident. But it’s this new thing I’m doing.
Try it. It might work for you, too!