A Christmas Story

I wish I had one. A really good one, that is.

One blog I frequent is “Writer Beware,” and the latest entry touches on how not to use social media. She went on to add a link to another blog that describe further how not to use it which led to a third talking about how to set up an internet presence that people will gravitate to.

The three links are here:

Writer Beware Tidbits by Victoria Strauss

When (or Why) Social Media Fails to Sell Books by Jane Friedman

The secret ingredient to a strong author platform by Justine Lee Musk.

I admit I haven’t used my Internet presence to it’s fullest. I’ve specifically tried to avoid selling anything, but I also haven’t participated like I should. That includes interacting with all my friends and contacts on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. When I do go there, it’s usually to add a link to my blog. That’s not a real benefit to anyone, because it’s not interaction.

So I think for the next few weeks I will sit down (something I do well, and too much of), and come up with a strategy for marketing in general. Not to sell so much as to socialize, and to give something to my readers that they can use.

What does that have to do with a Christmas story?

It’s your story I’m interested in. What was your favorite Christmas? Why?

4 thoughts on “A Christmas Story

  1. I don’t have one favorite Christmas, but I imagine these Christmas’s with my little boys will be most cherished. My boys are bringing back my sense of awe and wonder.

    Thanks for the links. Interesting content. I’ll have to check out Writer Beware more often.

    Merry Christmas if I don’t “see” you before then. 🙂


  2. I don’t have a favorite Christmas story, either. Fact is, I don’t care much for holidays in general. I prefer the more relaxed time I spend with my family the rest of the year. Official holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving have always seemed like more work than they’re worth.
    Then again, perhaps my family has focused a bit more on the secular side of the holidays. They don’t have much point when viewed that way. Jesus is the reason for the season.


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