My friends from Tusitala really captured the essence of my message in their recent blog post (you can sign up for their digital newsletter here):
Your journey with digital will undoubtedly result in myriad detours that you couldn’t possibly have anticipated. Take it from Don Bosco of Super Cool Books – he started off defining himself as a writer, but as he put more of his work online, he was co-opted into other roles – parenting expert, maker, digital whiz, incubator. He maintains that it was his ability to respond to these unexpected discoveries with a spirit of curiosity and openness that allowed him to achieve what he set out to do – meet more people and put his work out there. If his story teaches us anything, it is that the world of social media and digital allows you to talk to your audience, but also allows your audience to talk to you. Listen to the social conversation and take a chance on the unexpected – the detour might take you exactly where you need to go.Yes! That's it! Especially the last sentence.
(Read their full post here.)
What about you? How do you use social media to connect with your readers? Are you happy with the results you've been getting? What wacky ideas are you considering, to entertain your audience? Feel free to drop me a message with your thoughts, and if appropriate I'd be happy to feature your work here.
Enjoy the slides below, and I wish you great joy as you go about turning your own stories into books for children!
Some of my slides from the AFCC session:
|The three important goals that keep me focussed. What are your own social media goals?|
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