Behind the Curtain, Marketing

Out with the Old in with 2020

out old 2020

Starting January 2020, Blog Posts for and the entire way I do my writing business will be different. Out with the old and in with the new as they say.

Between God’s perfect timing, hope*writers, and well, generally, God’s perfect timing, I’ve been hard at work preparing a new way of putting my writing, social media, branding out to you – my reader.

I’m more focused, intentional, and hopefully, personal.

I have one big goal for 2020 and that’s to make my writing branding and business full time.

To do that, I have to be focused and purposeful. No more doing things just creating social media buzz to keep my feed busy. I’m not going to keep creating content just to have content.

No more trying to match national calendar days to my novels in some ways. Or constantly trying to sell, sell, sell my novels.

I can’t say I know completely what that looks like.

But I have been given some direction and inspiration and that’s what today’s post is about – out with the old in with the new by giving a glimpse into 2020 ANNA CHRISTINE BOULIER’S SOCIAL MEDIA.

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Social Media Batching & Hashtags

Social MediaPart III of Social Media Management

A social media presence is important for any author, but especially a self-published one.

I try to post several times a week on social media sites including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I’ve mentioned before writing is not my full-time job, so staying organized with my social media posts is important to this part-time author.

I have broken down my Social Media Spreadsheet in a previous post Planning and Organizing: Part I. I decided what subject I’m posting about and how it ties into my writing/author/brand. In the second post Photoshop TIps for Images: Part III of Social Media Management, I went into detail about how I create the images for my novels. I shared some Photoshop tricks as well as where I get my stock photos.

When I was researching automatic posting sites, I looked into multiple options, read several other bloggers’ reviews about different options. I needed a site that would let me set up large batches of posts.

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Photoshop Tips for Images: Part II of Social Media Management

How I Manage My Social Media Accounts

Part 2: Photoshop Tips for creating beautiful images & graphics

 “You don’t take a photograph. You make it.” Ansel Adams

After focusing earlier in the month on how I manage my social media accounts through a spreadsheet, today’s post looks at creating the images for my three main social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

But first, a quick recap of Part 1:

On June 5, I broke down my steps for managing my social media accounts. (Post Here) I had a lot more information to include but realized I needed several posts to cover all of the information.

1: Create Monthly Social Media List in Excel

2: Put in Holiday/National Days, and Plan Blog Posts for the Month

3: Plan how to tie to a Novel, Author, Writing, etc. for each day I will post

4: Planning photos for each post and social media account

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