I want to be able to post about my writing on Facebook. But I don’t want to be that guy who does nothing but spam his erstwhile friends and family. When faced with a dilemma, I look to other writers for solutions. Professional writers like Susan Kaye Quinn and others.
What I decided to do was to create a Facebook group called “David Keener’s Writing Life,” in which I can post information about my publications, upcoming events, my various activities, etc. And anything else that might make sense for my audience.
(2022/06/26) – Um, this actually evolved into two Facebook presences:
- DavidKeenerWrites – This is my Facebook Auther page where I post about interesting SF/Fantasy topics, writing, cool artwork, etc., while also occasionally marketing my various projects.
- Keener’s Krewe – This is a Facebook group for fans, friends and supporters who want to help me be a successful author by being part of my “street team.” It’s strictly volunteer, but members get advance notice about upcoming projects, advance notice of sales, opportunities for beta reads, and more.
This makes [DavidKeenerWrites] an opt-in sort of thing. I’ll post occasionally under my non-group Facebook account, as well as updating this website regularly. But the Facebook page will get the daily stuff, the “where I am” type of stuff, etc. This way, people who want to know more about my stories and my life as a writer can follow me as they wish…but others don’t have to if they don’t want to.
Honestly, I’m also trying to recruit a core audience [Keener’s Krewe] to help me achieve success as a writer. I’ve run smack-dab into that discoverability problem that writers talk about. Nobody really knows who I am, or what type of stuff I write. Most of the successful indie authors end up establishing a “Street Team” of committed fans to help them with pesky things like sales, reviews, word-of-mouth advertising, etc.
So, if it’s your cup of tea, feel free to follow my Author Page or join Keener’s Krewe.