Eh, yeah. Well, anyway.
When is the best time to start marketing yourself or creating your brand?
Now. Right now this very moment. You may not realize it, but you've actually been working on it for a while now. The real question is whether or not you are presenting yourself in the best way possible.
Have you Googled yourself?
Take a moment and try it. I'll wait.
What came up? Did YOU show up in that list? Was it the kind of stuff that made you look like a writer? Or at least a semi-intelligent human being? (And yes, I know that's hypocritical coming from the ninny who posted THIS.)
"We are all merchants." Sam Walton.
As writers we are merchants. We sell ourselves as well as our novels. It takes time to make our presence known to the world. Every post, comment, social network account, etc. leaves one more mark on the web that says
I was here!
The best way to do it is by simply being you. This means you don't have to do it all. Unless you have a cloning machine like the Ninja Captain.
This week I'd like to talk about things you can do now to build your personal brand. What do you want to talk about? Ask questions and let's start a dialogue. Otherwise you'll be subjected to my discombobulated ramblings. ;)