Networking Your Writing - Part I

kaylar By kaylar, 22nd Nov 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A brief examination of the various networking sites used to gain hits for one's writing

No There isn't

If you are the rawest newbie you might think that the site on which your item has been published would have an army of p.r. people who will race around and market your work.

Sorry to bust your balloon.

This doesn't happen. A site publishes your work. That's it. Everything else is up to you.

You could have posted the complete World Cup results in May. But if you don't network, don't use all the possible ways to get publicity, no one will have seen it.

To be seen means spending quite a bit of time using the various 'networks'.

Stumble & Reddit & Digg, Oh My!

There are many sites networking sites.. You can join all of them and promote your work.

There is no one click solution which will automatically have your work disseminated.


Compete.Com gives you a 'real time' graph so that you can see which sites get more visitors. This is not the 'golden fleece', however.

Depending on what you write about, a site with 10k visitors where most of them are 'into' your topic will get you more hits than one with 1M visitors where most of those are not.

And there's more......

There are various fora devoted to all sorts of subjects. Mention an item there you'll get a lot of hits.

You've got to figure out how to 'specialise' how to cut that 12 - 12 networking to a reasonable figure, i.e. 12 - 1.


Bebo, Compete, Delicious, Digg, Google, Networking, Publishing, Reddit, Shetoldme, Stumbleupon

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author avatar TheMovieScene
22nd Nov 2010 (#)

Nice article. It's also worth mentioning that doing much promotion of one article in one hit can lead to issues with search engines. So it's best to do a bit of promotion every day rather than in one big hit.

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author avatar kaylar
22nd Nov 2010 (#)

I see what you mean. What I do is take an article and go from site to site as if it's the only article I wrote.

By the time i get back to the first networker it's like 2 hours later.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
22nd Nov 2010 (#)

Good info, I also find I dont promote everything I write, only the BEST.
Drat - I noticed your links are not showing up correctly - edit - highlight some text and turn that into your link.

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author avatar kaylar
22nd Nov 2010 (#)

Thanks Mark...

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
15th May 2011 (#)

Great work on networking.

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23rd May 2011 (#)


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author avatar Robb714
29th Jul 2011 (#)

I'm still keeping my Triond, I have friends there, even if I only make 12 cents a month. Great article though, very useful, thanks!

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author avatar kaylar
30th Jul 2011 (#)

No one is telling you to leave Triond, Robb, I was just pointing out the aspects. It pays, you keep your copyright, and it has subsites...

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