This should be a serious post I planned about research and time, but as our broadband has been on the blink for a fortnight and there are things I have to attend to rather urgently. This is short and, I hope, sweet.
I went on Amazon to check something for my personal page on the Society of Authors website and found this, which is cheering. My husband decided the washing line merited a photo. And I tried so hard to get a photo of the long-tailed tits bathing. This is the best I could manage.
That’s it folks (if the our broadband works long enough to post it).
It’s been a while since I put up a post, because I have been hard at work trying to update my embarrassingly old-fashioned website at hilarycustancegreen.com.
Today, through the Society of Authors, I signed up for a tutorial on my website and social media presence. I spent a generous and productive hour with Kristen Harrison of The Curved House.
My fear that I would be told to get onto various media outlets and advertise my books according to some hidden ‘rules for authors’ was unfounded. The session was unexpected for three particular reasons: 1) Kirsten had already checked out both my blog and my website and her first questions were designed to understand my work and interests. From there she swiftly showed me how to rearrange and redistribute the information on the web about me and my books. 2) She listened to, and understood, my concerns about cover design, about which she was extremely knowledgable (more about covers at a later date). 3) She aligned her advice with my understanding of the Internet and technology and with my needs outlined in a pre-session questionnaire.
How rare is that? All I have to do now is to put all this into practice…
I did manage to weed the vegetable plot and we have eaten the first runner beans.
But there are 74 posts to read in my emails and I am going Lindy hopping tonight.