Thursday, December 18, 2014

We're Coming to the End of the Year!

Can you believe Christmas is almost here? Just a week away! As my best friend, Lauren, quotes frequently from the show, Community, "Crazytown Bananapants!"

As you've probably noticed, if you've been paying any kind of attention, things have been pretty sparse up in here, since Thanksgiving. I've been zonky and tired, and unwilling to do much of anything, which royally sucks, but it is what it is. I've been doing a lot of blog thinking, blog building, writing, and reading. I have a different plan for the blog than I did a few years ago.

The blog morphed into something that it wasn't initially supposed to become. It involved recipes, workouts, and became The Modern Jane Austen Works Out. Not what I had in mind. I'm wanting to get back to basics in 2015, and make this blog what I originally intended (though, I may not have known it at the time).

I want this to be a space where other authors can share their ideas, I can share my author process, and we can all talk indie publishing. There will be book reviews, and book tours, and the occasional day in the life post (rare, because my life is extremely dull!).

That being said, I also want to start showcasing other authors who have books coming out. To do that, I have joined up with Passionfruit Ads to start selling ad space.

When I published my first book a few years ago, I knew absolutely nothing about advertising, marketing, or anything. I thought I would publish my book, sit back, and watch the great reviews stream in, along with all of the money I was going to make.

I published in July and had plans to be sitting pretty by Christmas. Two years later, I'm still at it, and even back to the drawing board with my book. Live and learn, right?

Anyhoo, at the time, I was loathe to spend any money on marketing, because I thought it would be crazy expensive. Since that time, I've learned that it doesn't have to be.

I don't have a huge amount of traffic (yet), but I do have a decent amount of Social Media followers. I would now like to share them with you. If you have a book you'd like to advertise, I've got different options below to get your book noticed on my sidebar, as well as mentioned once a week on my social networking sites: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest. Check it out, and let my site work for you.

Along with accepting sponsors on my site, I'll also be putting my name out there by sponsoring other sites, so I can continue to build up your exposure. Let's help each other!
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