And, no, that’s not just because it’s March and finishing the reorg is part of this year’s first quarter stra+ (that’s short for strategy, think assessment / gameplan).
I’m actually declaring it done. Here’s why:
- The world descripts are a massive undertaking and generally huge endeavor from my perspective. It’s an ongoing project that I’ve noticed, by necessity, evolves with my books. This is a large portion of what’s remained of the reorg, but I can’t see it being completed any time soon. That’s not for lack of trying. It takes time to fully develop and type out a descript. The Balance of Souls, when first typed out, could combine into well over ten typed pages. I’ve since added to it.
- Widgets and such. If you haven’t noticed, I’m sometimes surprisingly tech-savvy, but usually not. My former laptop thought it was French (which I do speak, but I couldn’t tell you how that happened). Part of the reorg was adding features to the site. Well, now I think it’s easier to add these features more slowly as I come to them. Although, speaking of –
- That central hub still needs . . . revamped. I want to RSS feed my author social media to it but that’s still . . . getting done. I’m not really a social media person, although I do understand the value of internet marketing. Almost everything I read about author promotion suggests a strategized social media presence. Honestly, that’s a little overwhelming to me. I’ve only had a personal facebook for I think about four years. I’ve never had a myspace (although, admittedly, I still have a Gaia). I barely used my personal facebook until recently when I started backpacking. Even now, I still view it in a very utilitarian way. To me, it’s an easy way to get information (like trip photos) out to a group of people (my fb friends) in one go. But I watched a webinar recently on author marketing where the presenter actually suggested a different focus for authors who are overwhelmed by this. So, I’m picking one social media to focus on building professionally. I’m actually thinking Twitter might serve me best. The main problem? I haven’t set it up yet. I have to have a professional author social media presence (or at least account) to connect the two. But that’s also in this quarter stra+, so something should . . . materialize. I hope.
- Aside from that, I actually think the reorganization is holding me back. In the process of getting more serious in my author marketing (as an attempt to boost sales / build a bigger following), I’ve noticed that I seem to hesitate a bit on my site. I should have called it complete a long time ago. Yes, I know it’ll likely never be “complete”, but I can certainly finish an undertaking that started too long ago. And then I can move onto my promotions.
Happy writing 🙂