As they say, no man is an island. When I first heard that expression as a young girl I was confused. As I matured I realized the saying was gospel. No matter how good we are at what we do, there is always something that we don’t know. This is where we need to humble ourselves and ask for help. There’s no shame in surrounding yourself with experts in their field. In fact it is how successful men and women gain their success. Nobody can bring everything to the table.
Yesterday I had a chat with someone who has become dear to me over the past few months. The thing is I have never met her in person, but she and I are building a “BLOGSHIP”. I know that’s not a word, but there is not a word for a relationship via a blog, so I made-up my own. Colleen Chesebro from the Silver Threading blog has been a great source of support with the launching of my debut novel, The Mistreatment of Zora Langston. Well Colleen suggested I start a Thunderclap campaign to help get the word out.
As an indie author I am all about finding unique and effective ways to market my book, not to mention FREE! I decided to check out their website and found it very interesting indeed. Thunderclap is an online forum for people to spread the word about their causes. You’ll find campaigns about the environment, health, legalizing cannibus, etc. They also offer artists the opportunity to start a campaign to get the word out about their work.
You sign up in just a few minutes providing a social media account of your choice.(required because this is how they run the campaign) You can choose the amount of clicks required to start running your campaign. I chose 100, the basic plan. Once the set-up process is complete, they will review your campaign and either approve or deny your campaign request. I am happy to report mine was approved!
Now come the fun part. I NEED to get 100 of my family, friends, followers and fellow bloggers to go to my campaign and simply click the button to support my campaign. If I meet the minimum clicks by the deadline I set during set-up, the company will launch a social media campaign to spread the word about my book! I chose the FREE option, but you can upgrade to other packages for a pre-determined rate.
Now I need your HELP! I need everyone who reads this post to click the link to my campaign and support me. It doesn’t cost any money and it will help get my book some exposure.
Blogging 101: Try a New Posting Style
Today’s assignment: build your storyteller’s toolbox by publishing a post in another format or a style you’ve never used before.
Once a Week for the Month of October, I challenge my readers to perform Not So Random Acts of Kindness. That means doing something specifically for someone. Plan the deed out ahead of time and give away. (Doesn’t have to be monetary) Once complete please share in the comments on this post. Need help? Here are a few things to get you started: