So, about this Snapchat #socialmedia thing…

I wonder…

Are any Indie Authors using it to promote their work?

And if they are, are they finding it worthy of the time and brain cells it took them to learn yet another social media thing for which to suck them away from their writing (not that I need it for an excuse to do that… I have many, many others from which to draw from)?

I am filled with such wonderment for this Snapchat thing from seeing more and more written about its value in marketing to the social media-consumed Millennials.

 
 

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33 Responses to So, about this Snapchat #socialmedia thing…

  1. Dana Jae says:

    Hello, Kurt. I’ve been enjoying your blog and saw your latest about SnapChat. Enough new social media outlets already, right? I’m with you there. Check out this particular article: http://www.boostmedia.com/blog/video/the-future-of-social-media-3-things-cmos-need-to-know/ It may hold some value in your quest.

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    • Great read, DJ. And based how many more likes my photos get versus my blathering, text-only posts, it supports my own casual and highly unscientific observations.

      I guess I need to research snapchat to see what kind of medium it is and whether it can help me promote words instead of pictures and videos about words. :)

      Thanks a bunch for the referral.

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  2. Wow. I just read “Here’s How Snapchat Advertising to Millennials Should Be Done” at LinkedIn and it got my eyes all screwed up from confusing me so with all the jargon… and it pretty much scared me away from snapchat forever and ever.

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  3. Good question. I sure don’t have an answer, although would love to know what you find out. I love how you put it…more more thing to take away from our writing! Cheers to our writing and voices of sincere awakening and love.

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    • Thank you for the very kind cheer, Michelle. I’m not sure how much time I’m going to invest as it appears to be more a picture sharing app. I’ve downloaded it to my phone but as of yet haven’t mustered up the courage to dig into it.

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  4. Please let us all know what conclusion you draw.

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  5. Liz Madrid says:

    I think bottom line is to find the social media platform you’re comfortable with the most. We’ve become such a visuals-hungry audience and that’s why Instagram and Snapchat are very popular among millennials these days, but if you’re not engaging people with what works for that medium, then it becomes a waste of time better used elsewhere, whether it’s blogging, facebooking, and most of all, writing. I know some authors who struggle with other forms of social media but are total rock stars on Facebook, and some who are hardly engaging anyone on Twitter but have huge followings on Instagram. Some set up podcasts and Youtube channels or Google hangouts, and then some just stick to their blogs where they may find more engagement than anywhere else.

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  6. Arthur Macabe says:

    I don’t use any social media….all my time is put towards writing. And I’m okay with it. The focus of my recent posts has been helping others find more time to write. Unless it’s directly leading to more sales, perhaps social media becomes of lesser priority? Curious on your collective thoughts.

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    • So, how are you marketing your writing? Or are you just writing just as a personal endeavor. The goal, as far as I see it, to any engagement with readers via whatever medium should always be a positive factor toward sales, even if it’s not in an effort to make sales. Leaving intriguing comments such as yours on blogs such as mine are a great way to intrigue and influence new readers toward one’s broader writing spaces and farther on into sales. Thanks, Arthur.

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  7. I’m not sure how conducive Snapchat is to authors for promoting and exposing work. I’m a user of the more traditional social media outlets.

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  8. k. andrews says:

    I have no idea how Snapchat works…it’s on my phone, but I honestly cannot figure it out. My experience with Twitter has led me to conclude that it takes a lot of time and energy to form, and sustain, the active “like, retweet, follow” relationships to keep your “Twitter presence” viable…just really don’t have time for all that. I have enjoyed Instagram very much, and I have found it to be a natural expansion of the screenshots I post and “as it’s happening” elements of the conversation surrounding the show that I write about. I think that social media can be a fun augment to one’s blog or writing projects, and it’s an opportunity to keep creating in a fun, non-pressure way. It’s also a great way to gauge the vibe of what people are talking, and posting about, currently.

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  9. Both of my kids (both Millennials) use Snapchat quite a bit, as well as Twitter, Instagram and Tumbler. They use Snapchat more as a quick conversation tool with friends. Anything deeper than that, they tell me they found on Tumbler or Twitter, usually Tumbler.

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