williamholkko said: Hi! I'm starting an author/writing blog, but I'm not sure what tags I should use in order for my stuff to be seen. Do you have any suggestions?
Well, you could use “writing” or “fiction,” but your writing could get lost in the crowd. I recommend getting involved in the writing community on Tumblr and promoting yourself by being a consistent content creator and an excellent communicator.
I don’t mean that you should send messages to people’s inboxes telling them about your work. I mean that you should talk to fellow writers. Ask them about their writing. Comment on their work. Follow other writers’ blogs. If you show interest in your fellow writers, they will show interest in you. (In Tumblrspeak, that’s “Be a good follower, and your followers will be good to you.”)
Here are some more posts for you to read on this subject.
- A Few Quick Thoughts on Promoting Your Writing Blog
- How to Promote Your Book Without Knowing How to Promote Your Book
Thanks for your question and best of luck!
Hey guys! This reminds me that I just wrote in to the new Burning Muse (which was previously sort of the “keeper of the tags” in terms of tracking and reporting stories, many of which other #prose editors and I would then send to the #prose feed). They’re now called edgeandvoidlit and have already started reposting stories again. I asked them what tags they’re now tracking for stories but when I get home (ie off mobile) I’ll see what info they’ve got on their page.
We also had someone on here write in asking the same thing a couple of weeks ago and people had some answers in the comments. It’s probably tagged #spilled ink but I’ll try and find and repost when I get home too!
Great words of advice. I’m going to apply these to my beginning blogging. Happy writing!