Platform or Soapbox? Part Three

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Platform or Soapbox? Part One

Platform or Soapbox? Part Two

We’ve explored the advantages and disadvantages of platform vs soapbox. Hopefully you’ve all noticed that neither method of drawing attention is without its dangers. I’m going to assume that everyone reading this has settled on the decision to use social media instead of a soapbox. So today let’s talk about being effective without being extreme.

These are suggestions I’ve gleaned from various classes I’ve taken at writers’ conferences the past few years.

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Work to develop it over time – this can’t happen overnight. Pick a couple of social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Pinterest, etc., and spend time building them. Better to do a couple of things well, than to be all over the board in a half-hearted fashion.

Make “friends” – don’t go looking for sycophants. You want to interact with your friends and…

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