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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Not too bad for three months. Thanks to all of those who helped make these stats possible.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 880 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 15 trips to carry that many people.
Il Molo is now also listed on Author Shout’s Cover wall – http://authorshout.com/cover-wall/.
Every marketing outlet is helpful depending upon the following. But I’ll try every source once. If I feel it’s not working, it will be abandoned. For you writers, there are also a lot of other interesting services on this site some free and others not. For you readers, there are new books to discover. #ilmolo
On the Literary Selfies page, which I manage (see earlier blog on Literary Selfies website), there is a shared post on “writing is good for your health” that reached over 19,900 FBers, with 133 Likes and 153 shares! Not bad. The post is below, but unfortunately it doesn’t show the reach but does mention the Likes and shares.
Other posts which I thought would really be more interesting to our followers (authors and readers) barely reached 150. I really don’t get it. Another phenomenon, the linked posts from Twitter to FB also had smaller reaches. Figure that one out! So I stopped doing that.
Then yesterday I found on FB, yes believe it or not, through comments from other FBers in a group I follow that others were asking the same questions about reach, likes and spending money on FB ads. Someone with more experience posted a link to a YouTube video that answered my questions. I highly recommend it. Plain and simple and clear, and exposes Reach and Likes. I don’t pretend to understand everything but the video helps.
Marketing takes time, it is not free, you have to be patient, and you have to be willing to take risks. This post chronicles the steps I’ve taken over the last six months. If you want to know more about any of my marketing efforts, drop me a comment and I’ll go into the gritty details.
My first novel, Il Molo, was published in March 2014. Writing it was fun and satisfying. Unfortunately, I had no idea of how to get it published. Then I learned about self publishing through CreateSpace and I was off. Fortunately I could rely on the valuable experience of my aunt, Rebecca Sloan, who had already gone the self publishing route for two of her books.