Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Marketing Self

I went to an interesting lecture at the Writer's Conference last weekend about "marketing yourself" or building "a platform" as a writer, and I would add teacher, parent, spouse, etc. Maybe another word would be promoting some interest you have. Much like a politician does but hopefully with INTEGRITY and HONESTY for who you are and the services you are providing. I try to do that on my BLOG.

So, in order to PROMOTE myself as a writer and teacher, I am using my full name on my blog-it slips out every once in awhile anyway. I am also taking every opportunity to talk to others about my book that is for sale or classes that I'll be teaching. Yesterday I went to a local ACTIVITY FAIR to promote the community education Creative Blogging CLASS I'm teaching. I also displayed my book that is made up of articles I've published from my BLOG and COLUMN. So I got to accomplish two things at once.


Last night I had a fun class with 7 adult students who were enthused about creating a BLOG. As they get further along, I'll post their blog addresses so you can encourage them in this new endeavor. I love to TEACH, but it's always a challenge and especially when you have students with different levels of experience with computers. I'm going to find a way to post my handouts for those of you who might be interested or contact me at lin at sunrivertoday dot com and I'll email a copy to you of my first handout.

7 comments:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. Certainly pleased with the sharing of my blog! Your class sounds so intriguing, I wish I could attend it!

aliannetee said...

Very nice picture of you :)

Terri Tiffany said...

You have a great looking display and it sounds like a ton of good opportunities for you to get your name out there.

Sylvia K said...

Great projects you've got going and I'm sure you're enjoying them as well as helping others find the pleasure in blogging that so many of us do! Great ideas!

Brenda Leyland said...

Lin, You seem to have such a gift for putting into practice those things you learn. Wow! You just came back and already you are turning around and using the info from the conference.

Thanks for being such a wonderful example.

Kay said...

Good for you, Lin. Love all your photos. I'm enjoying catching up on your doings.

Rambling Woods said...

I would love a chance to teach people who really wanted to learn. I didn't get a lot of that when I was teaching...