Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Power of the Share

This summer I was trying to grow my number of followers on Facebook. The fabulous Raylynn Sleight (i.e. Marketing Guru Extraordinaire) connected me with some fabulous business sharing pages. However, it didn't take long before I noticed a pattern. No matter how many people I followed or how hard I tried to connect with people, I would only garner a minimal number of followers, and it was almost always on a follow-for-follow basis. However, when Raylynn shared my page, it was much more successful.

“What's that all about?” I asked her.

“The magic of the share,” she replied sagely. 

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Someone else brought up a related topic recently. (Okay, so they were trying to get me involved in one of those sales scams, you know, refer your friends and have your friends refer more friends and everyone makes tons of money. But probably the only ones making money are the people who started it.) They claimed that anyone can be a salesperson. And, we do it all the time. We recommend books, movies, restaurants, etc. to our friends and they buy, view, and visit those places. Crazy, right? 

The reason they follow through on our recommendations is because we have a personal connection with them. Our friends trust our word. And the better the products are that we recommend, the more they appreciate our good taste.

So, how do we bank on the Power of the Share to garner more followers, better shares, and more connectivity? We open the door to others sharing by doing it ourselves. As an author, I will always share high quality content from other writers. That includes amazing authors, bloggers, and fabulous books.

But I'd like to take it one step further. I'd love to open up my website to amazing writers who have something to say. Warning: I don't read erotica, horror, or anything with excessive profanity or sex and I won't promote with a personal recommendation. However, if you inspire and uplift others, I'd love to let you take the platform. 

This isn't Sarah Does Reviews, but it is share what you love and connect with some new readers.

So here we go! If you'd love to be featured on my website, here's your chance. Leave me a comment below! And as I come up with topics of conversation, I'll send out invitations to authors, writers, and bloggers who I'd love to feature.

Karma is always a good thing, my friends. And helping one another in the crazy world of marketing is always welcome.

Here are some amazing folks who've been featured on my website already:
Misty Dawn Pulsipher
Jo Ann Schneider
Claudia Y. Burgoa
Lisa McKendrick

And here are the newest features on Humor and Inspiration in Writing:
Lydia Thomas: No, I Won't Write Your Memoirs 
Prairie Wife in Heels
Anne Goodwin: When Words Behave Like Toddlers 
Terry Tyler: Art Inspires Life

11 comments:

  1. I would like to be on your lovely blog please!!!! xx

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    1. You're on the list, Terry! I'll put something together and chat with you soon.

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  2. I have trouble these days finding time to get my own post out once a week, or comment on other people's. But I've noticed that (in addition to the lovely Terry) Anne Goodwin (@Annecdotist) does lovely guest posts.

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    1. Awesome! I love her! Maybe I'll give her an invite...
      Thanks, Paula!

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  3. I have trouble these days finding time to get my own post out once a week, or comment on other people's. But I've noticed that (in addition to the lovely Terry) Anne Goodwin (@Annecdotist) does lovely guest posts.

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  4. I'm not sure if my blog PrairieWifeInHeels.com fits the bill but, I'd love if you'd check it out :)

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    1. I'll feature anything! I'll add you to the list!

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  5. This is such an amazing post, Sarah! Loved reading it, and also so true.

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    1. Thanks so much! I love that helping others has that effect...and it's fun!

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    2. Thanks so much! I love that helping others has that effect...and it's fun!

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  6. Great idea. Sharing helps everyone find good reads and sweet ideas.

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