During our 4th Annual Writers’ Conference & Book Expo, I was scheduled to present a session on my “15 Pearls” of Literature on Marketing, Blogging, Community, and Support. As it has worked out in the past (but won’t be the case anymore), I wasn’t able to get this session up in time but did get it done eventually – just not published. Those who registered for that session will be getting 3 new sessions FREE during our upcoming WC&BE in August!
This session on my “PEARLS…” will be shared here for all our members, in hopes that it will help in our quest to become more successful and better at marketing our work as we make connections that will benefit us professionally as well as personally. These will be posted under our posting schedule of Mondays & Thursdays each week, in separate parts.
Welcome to Part 2!
SUPPORT FROM ACROSS THE WATER
I want to share with you the awesomeness of support from across the water. In spite of all the ills of the internet and the World Wide Web, it has given us one extremely profound gift…the ability to connect with people from around the world who we would otherwise, never get to meet. I am in no way a fan of the World Wide Web, because even though it has given us that special gift, it has also created a medium for people with ugly hearts and desires to hurt, deceive, and even exude their ugliness even more broadly.
With this knowledge under your belt, I would suggest a limit on what you share via the World Wide Web and I would ask that you practice extreme caution in your interactions with those who sit behind their private, anonymous keyboards. But, even in your cautiousness, don’t ever let the power of those connections made from across the water, escape you. Oftentimes, we are lucky enough to encounter those “real” people who we get to know on deeper levels and who become our “real” friends. Having support from down under and abroad will afford you the opportunity to have your work purchased and read in foreign countries, by those who may live quite differently from you, but, who enjoy good written works just the same, no matter where it comes from.
When you have friends who support you from across the water, they are speaking you up and sharing with their little corner of the world, who you are, and what you do. Be thankful for that while cherishing and nourishing these friendships from the other side of the pond.
Have you met new friends from across the water thanks to RRBC? Have they proven themselves to be “real” friends or just the “internet” kind? We’re listening. We’d love to know!