Social Media 102

This is a follow-on from the last session. In this one, we
should all have (a minimum of) fundamental accounts, profiles or pages in:

  1. Facebook
  2. A Facebook Personal page
  3. A Facebook Authors page.Goodreads A Goodreads
    1. Readers page
    1. A Goodreads Authors page
  4. A Twitter page
  5. An Instagram page
  6. A Pinterest page.

You should likewise know how to find the PYA Youtube page. < a href="" > You need to also have actually chosen what name you wish to use. You may wish to

select a name that sounds more like an & ldquo; Authors Call & rdquo;. Your publisher, when and if you get taken up “, might inform you to change your name. A benefit of utilizing a nom-de-plume is that you can keep your & ldquo; genuine name individual page & rdquo; for actual buddies and family. In Facebook, we are going to take a look at” & ldquo; Friending individuals & rdquo;

and reacting to Good friend Requests.
We will likewise look briefly at Following, and at Liking pages. I & rsquo; m likewise going to include something on Facebook

Groups Keep In Mind, Facebook Buddies– particularly Friends with your & ldquo

; Nom-de-Plume & rdquo; profile are not simply personal pals( a minimum of some of them ). but ORGANISATION CONTACTS. I advise that you add as many Buddies as you can. Not. random complete strangers, but fellow-authors, fellow peer-group members, book blog writers,. reviewers, readers, and so on You may find– as I. have actually done

— that much of these will end up being individual buddies over the course of. time. Finding Buddies. If you understand someone, ask
if they have

a Facebook.

  1. page, and send them a Good friend Demand.
    This is one of the most basic method of & ldquo; making. good friends & rdquo; Look at your existing pals, and at THEIR. buddies.
    This is my

Facebook page, showing my Good friends.
As it happens, these profiles are of “& ldquo; brand-new good friends & rdquo; who have actually
simply joined the. Romantic Novelists

  1. It is likewise essential that you set your profile to ACCEPT FRIEND DEMANDS!

Click on Settings (the little down arrow in.
the leading margin, then Settings, near the bottom)

Click Privacy.

Personal Privacy Settings and Tools Your activity

Who can see your future posts? Public

Review all your posts and things you’& rsquo; re tagged in. Usage Activity Log

Limit the audience for posts you’& rsquo; ve shown friends of good friends or Public? Limitation Past Posts

How people can find and call you

Who can send you good friend requests? Friends of buddies

Who can see your buddies list? Pals

Who can look you up using the email address you supplied? Good friends of good friends

Who can look you up utilizing the contact number you provided? Friends of buddies

Do you want online search engine outside of Facebook to link to your Profile? Yes

You have a degree of security from idiots and oddballs by.
limiting exposure to “& ldquo; Buddies of friends & rdquo;. I & rsquo; ve discovered this works pretty well.

You are now dipping your toe into social media. Putting.
littles your daily life on Facebook, photos of felines (or hedgehogs), and so on

. You are also putting EVERY affordable photo connecting to.
your books that you can. Don’& rsquo; t forget to inform your pals about any 5 * evaluations.
you get, on Amazon OR Goodreads.

If in any doubt, take a look at a potential Good friend’& rsquo; s. timeline, particularly people who are sending YOU Friends demands. Do they publish.
anything intriguing? Do they publish hate-speech, or extreme politics? Is it most likely.
to be a fake profile? (a retired US General, a pneumatic lady of flexible.
affections, an Arab sheik, a Prince?).
When you Decline a Friend demand, you can also mark it as Spam.

The sort of news to publish.

  1. When your cover comes out.When you get a publishing date.When you sign an agreement with a publisher When you are signed by an agent.When your book appears in the very best
  2. seller lists.When your book is referenced in the press.When you get a review.When you work up a new advert for your book.When you are having a launch celebration When you are having a blog site trip When you are appearing
  3. in anyone else & rsquo; s Blog, or.
  4. on their page.When you are going to a writing event
  5. When you have actually been to one( particularly with. photos) When you have a brand-new entry on your own blog or.
    page.When you are meeting composing friends socially When you are starting your edits When you are ending up them.When you see your book on a shelf for sale. Always– with any of the above–. include a link to the occasion/ page, etc. As soon as you have actually been using Facebook for a while, when you. click on & ldquo; Friends &
  6. rdquo; on your profile, it will reveal you those Pals who you.

& ldquo; talk & rdquo; to many.
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using. other individuals.
If you are taking pictures on. your phone, you can post them straight to your Instagram page, and

at the same. time, share the post to Facebook and Twitter. Liking Pages, and. Requesting for your own author Page to be Liked( on Facebook )Individuals may well ask you to & ldquo; Like & rdquo; their

Facebook page.
Some. individuals do not like doing this. Nevertheless, & ldquo; Page Likes & rdquo; are thought about important. as a procedure “of success. You are being asked to suggest assistance, not promising. your lifelong devotion to a page. I will constantly Like my Pals pages. All it. takes is a mouse-click.
I do, naturally, examine the page and ensure its not a. porn page or promoting extremist views.

Also, I won & rsquo; t like your page if it & rsquo;
s. written in a foreign script. Sound judgment’guidelines. Facebook will also suggest
pages you might like. These will be.

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There is no constraint on the.
variety of Pages you can like, however there is on “& ldquo; the variety of Pages you can like.
in a day”&

“There is a degree of. & ldquo; tit-for-tat! In that if you like’someone & rsquo; s Page,

they need to like yours.
One huge distinction in between. Facebook and Twitter is that, with Facebook, somebody has to send you a Friend.
Demand. You have control over whether they become your pal. Its “& ldquo;

Ask. First & rdquo; Twitter is & ldquo; Do it Anyhow & rdquo;; i.e. Anyone can Follow you on Twitter. This.
methods that it is worth checking out your recent fans to see if there are.
any “& ldquo; undesirables & rdquo; there; i.e. Individuals who wish to offer you Fans, People.
without any Profile Image, or with a name where the spelling of the name is.
TOTALLY different from the name itself.

If something looks too great to.
be real, it probably is. Simply Block the individual. REALLY simple. Click on the 3 vertical.
dots beside the individuals name. You will see something like this.

Tweet to @Twittername!.?.! Send out a Direct


Include or get rid of from lists & hellip;

Mute @Twittername!.?.! Block @Twittername!.?.! Report @Twittername!.?.! Embed this Profile Then Click

Block @Twittername

As I was composing this chapter

, I. had a Follow, followed

by a DM (Direct Message )This was it.< a href

=”″ target= “_ blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener “>

FazzaHa05646288 Fazza.

my dear friend, hope all is well with you? I write you in peace and it will be.
my pleasure to make a good acquaintance with you if you wouldn’& rsquo; t mind.
My name. is Prince Hamdan the Crown Prince of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. You are.
probably really notified about me or not but that means less when you fulfill new.
friends because all you will require is a correct introduction and time. And I understand.
you still question why am contacting you through this medium, great deals of concerns.
in your mind I know. Will be delighted to answer if you give me the chance. Well.
everything I can inform you about myself is currently online & hellip; Hope you can let.
me understand a little about you for the time being?

So Blocked right away. Crown Princes wear’& rsquo; t go following.
random foreign nationals!

Facebook Groups.

There are HUNDREDS of Facebook.
Groups committed to Writing or Selling books.

There are WELL over 300 Facebook.
Groups available to sign up with –– and these are just the ones worried about Writers/Authors.
Some Groups let you sign up with immediately; others require you to be authorized by a.

Some Groups ask you to respond to.
some questions.

They can be split approximately into 2.

a. Those where you can promote.
or offer your books.

b. Those where no promo is.

There is a percentage of.
“& ldquo; Crossover & rdquo; where a Group will permit a really minimal quantity of.
promo, on, say, Publication Day.

Groups likewise differ in size, with.
some of the new groups having as couple of as, say, 50 members, while at the other.
end of the scale a couple of groups have over 50,000 members. A few of the.
“& ldquo; non-promotion & rdquo; groups have more than 200,000 members.

Within these departments, Groups.
also divide by Genre.

While the apparent response might.
be to post to ALL the groups, Facebook will NOT like this, and might concern your.
post as Spam. In the worst case, you could discover yourself sent to the Facebook.
“& ldquo; Naughty Step & rdquo; and restricted from publishing to Groups, or possibly.
from posting completely.

Facebook has very definite Guidelines.
as to what constitutes Spam, however:-

a. They are NOT telling you what.
these Rules are,

b. They change the guidelines at the.
drop of a hat, and once again, won’& rsquo; t tell you. Broadly speaking, avoid sending out,.
sharing or re-posting the SAME message more than, say, 20 times in a day.

DO NOT post too quickly. If you try.
and be systematic and effective, then Facebook translates this a Spamming, EVEN.
if there is no commercial link in your posts.

Facebook doesn’& rsquo; t take a look at your. posts –– it simply checks to see if they are similar.

Facebook now want you to prevent.
commercial promo from your own Individual Page. Keep yourself on-side by.
setting up and utilizing an Author Page, and preferably an Author Page Group.
Welcome all your friends and likers-of-your page to sign up with the Group, and after that use.
the Group page as the base page for your Advertising shots, fliers, and so on

. If you join a LOT of groups, you.
can discover your Facebook feed swamped by Notices. So, when you sign up with a.
Group, click on the Alerts tab and change the Notifications to Off, or.
to Pals Only.

Even where a Group is listed as.
“& ldquo; Promos OK & rdquo; they may have some constraints. It depends on you to inspect.
and make certain that you follow their requirements.

As a basic guideline:

a. Do not post more than when a.
day in a Group

b. Do not publish anything NOT.
related to books.

c. Do NOT post pornography links/ pictures.
and so on

. As a particular rule: Ensure.
you are posting in the right Category.

When you join a group, you require.
to consider its size, and its appeal. If a group has 50k members, and they.
all post every day, YOUR post is going to flick through the feed and disappear.
in seconds. If you publish in a group with 100 members, and just 20 are publishing.
every day, then you will be seen for much longer, however just by 100 people.

Select a selection of groups.
that will provide you the very best exposure you desire.

Click on “& ldquo; About
& rdquo; on’a. Group page you wear & rsquo; t belong to and you will see

something like this. Activity 2 New posts.

236 in the.
last one month

2,641 Members

+25 in the.
last thirty days

about 10 years earlier

This helps you decide if you.
desire to join a Group.

Do bear in mind that Facebook has.
particular limitations. You can not have more than 5000 Good friends (however you can have more.
members of your Author Page Group).

Some Groups worth signing up with (for Writers)

  • Don’& rsquo; t shot and sign up with EVERY group. Sign up with Groups that.
    are suitable for you.

You can browse on your Genre in the.
Facebook Searchbox, and then click on Groups.

For Poetry:

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data-orig-file=”″ data-orig-size=”1638,922″ data-comments-opened=”1″ data-image-meta =’ “aperture”: “0”, “credit”:””, “camera”:””, “caption”:””, “created_timestamp”: “1548139309”, “copyright”:””, “focal_length”: “0”, “iso”: “0”, “shutter_speed”: “0”, “title”:””, “orientation”: “1”‘ data-image-title=”facebook-4″ data-image-description =”” data-medium-file=”″ data-large-file=”″ src=”″ alt =”” > For Children & rsquo; s Books< img data-attachment-id="435" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="1517,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta =' “' data-image-title="facebook-5" data-image-description ="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" src="" alt ="" > Whatever Groups you do sign up with, ensure you follow THEIR Rules. These will

be in the & ldquo; About & rdquo; section of the group Here is an

example of a Group & rsquo; s Guidelines. About this group Description
A group to discuss Fantasy books, post short articles and reviews, and for.
authors to promote their work Free-For-All Fridays for any sales.
promotions. Self promotion is welcome on this day on the designated posts.
provided, and we’& rsquo; ll be giving out free e-books to commemorate every 200 new.
members! Bullying or vicious assaulting of any author or their work is not.
allowed and members taking part in these activities will be gotten rid of.
without delay. Let’& rsquo; s make Dream Focus an inclusive and favorable haven for.
readers of the best in Fantasy fiction and the authors that develop it.

About Facebook Groups. When you join a Group, you.
will begin to receive Alerts when someone posts. You can restrict the.
variety of notices that you see by clicking Notifications (on the Group.
page) and after that picking Friends Posts, or Off..
This will stop you being overwhelmed.

That’& rsquo; s absolutely enough for today!

Next week –– Hashtags, and more Tips and Tricks.

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