I've been seeing a lot of discussion on building platforms and target markets. Everyone has a say in the matter, everyone has advice. That's not what this post is about. I have no advice. I have a question.
How do I attract people interested in what I'm writing? This may seem like a stupid question but trust me, it's not. Because I hear a lot of conflicting advice. Some say follow other writers similar to you and their readers will see you. Then there's the opposite of that which is follow the readers and connect with them. I also hear Don't follow to many people on twitter. Two tweets later someone posts, Follow people, having few followers will make people not follow you. There's also talk about following agents, editors and publishers. You need to get your foot in the door. Don't forget to follow this chat on Twitter, make a fan page on Facebook, do this, do that. All the advice and suggestions make my head swim, rushing to try each piece of advice only to be warned, Make sure you leave time for writing!
I'm not asking you to comment your advice today. I'm asking you to take a moment, unwind. You don't have to pull the plug or turn twitter and Facebook off, but do take a moment. Reach inside and find your inner peace and become one with yourself because when you open your eyes the world will be waiting, ready to spew every piece of advice it can get its grubby hands on.
I feel better already. How about you?