Okay, you'll notice things looking a little different. Yep. Today I attempted to work on something learned at the writing conference....which was about targeting your audience.
I had an agent ask me what kind of platform I have. I said, "Well, I have Facebook and Twitter (kinda) and I have a blog."
"How many readers does your blog generate?"
Blank look from me. "Well--um--20 to 30 a day? I think."
"Hmm, well, you need something more like 300 to be able to mention that as relevant, so what is your blog about?"
"Writing," I said proudly.
She smiled and I was done. Later I was talking to an author/presenter/all around guru who asked me the same thing. Again, I said my blog was about writing.
She said, "Do you write about writing?"
"No, paranormal romance."
"Then why are you targeting other writers? Are those 20 people going to buy your book? Why aren't you plugging paranormal topics and tagging them to pull people from the internet that would be interested in following you and buying? And tagging every post with your name and paranormal romance so it hits Google? How am I going to know about you if you're blogging about writing tips?"
I never thought of that. So that was one of my assignments...to revamp my blog. I could have opened another one, but I felt like that would be too busy, so I've decided there will still be some writing stuff here, but I'm going to mix it up with some relevant subject matter as well. Keep coming by as I do this, and see what you think!