Y’know, the internet isn’t going to go away. It’s going to get bigger, and soon there won’t be anyone alive who has known life without it. That’s a scary thought isn’t it? To think that within a few years, no one will remember not having the internet around is, well it’s wild.
When I think back to before I climbed aboard the web, life seemed so slow back then. There was tv of course, to while away the hours, reading books was something I did a lot of, and walking was a regular feature, but I spent hours just pacing around the house screaming “I’m bored.” Not now though. Now I complain that there aren’t enough hours in the day with which to make more use of the internet. Last night I was up until 2am fiddling with my website and updating bits and bobs here and there across my various little internet watering holes. A few years ago, nothing short of a fantastic sci fi movie would have kept me up that late.
As a writer, a brand with a product to market, the internet is a tool with which I could possibly enhance my standard of living, so I’ve had to take it more seriously, and I’ve found that it’s a lot of damn hard work. Luckily, there’s a shed load of free stuff floating around that I can take advantage of in my quest for literary domination, and every day I come across more. Great, more free shit that’s going to fill more of my time.
Seriously though, there are loads of places online where, as a broke author, I can enhance my brand’s online presence, and I plan to take advantage as much as I can. From free blog hosting sites, free promo sites, and all manner of free tools to enhance your product’s presentation online, it’s a regular Alladin’s cave.
With this in mind, I plan to make a new page here, for online resources geared for the writer who wants to promo/market their books. This will be a constantly evolving project, so it might be a little thin on content for a while. Be patient, and visit regularly, you may find something useful.
Where DOES the day go. I find myself with the TV on and FB scrolling by, and my current book open. Great post !
I always thought it was simply because I’m getting old, but I’m not so sure that’s the reason.