Monday, September 2, 2013

Social Media Tip of the Century

Social media giving you a headache? I admit that having published a book I find that promoting said book is darn tricky. I don't want to keep saying, "Hey, buy my book!" because we all know how annoying that is. I have a decent platform through this blog and Twitter. I did the blog tour thing and contests and goodreads and so on. But now what? 

I have to reach my audience. So I also started an FB author page, a Pinterest account (which is sooooo much fun), revived my Tumblr, and have about 7 followers (woohoo!) on Instagram. But how on earth do I manage all these things and know what to post where and when? I have a baby you know, not to mention two other kids and, oh yeah, writing to do. 

My friend, Martina Boone, tipped me off to the most awesome tool for social media I've seen in well, forever. So I want to share with all of you! 

It's called IFTTT. Seriously. Go there now. It's all logic and recipes. You make an account then tell it through these easy peasy recipes to use logic and help you out. Example: If I post to FB, THEN post to Twitter. So I made chains. I wish there were a few more in existence, but now instead of posting to all of the above I can say, post a picture from a website to Pinterest, then IFTTT will take that and post to FB, which will then tell it to post to Twitter and Tumblr. So I do it once, and *poof* it's everywhere! Cool right? You can also turn your recipes on and off if you don't want it to post everywhere. 

I am seriously so excited about this that I had to share with all of you. Did you know about this? 


  1. Ooh, thanks for the tip! Staying on top of all the social media stuff is definitely a challenge.

  2. I'll have to check it out when I'm everywhere. Thanks for the tip. And loved your post title.

  3. So glad you found this helpful! Thanks for the shout out!

    And I hope you had a fabulous long weekend and did something fun without social media :)

  4. I've never heard of it! Thanks Lisa AND Martina!

  5. Hmmmmmm. I'm intrigued. If you and Martina say "jump." I say, "how high."

  6. Hmmm. I knew you could link up everything. When I post on my blog it shows up on FB & Twitter. But I will check this out. BTW, Lisa, Shelf Unbound is hosting a contest for best indepdently published book.

  7. Mmm.. good to be here in your article or post, whatever, I think I should also work hard for my own website like I see some good and updated working in your site.
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