I used to promote on Facebook as I have an author page, but I’ve been so inactive on it (my last post was in July of last year). xD I honestly don’t know why I’ve been. Maybe because I keep forgetting?
But it’s basically the same premise of promoting elsewhere on social media. You can give photos of you writing or photos of updates (or writerly updates). You can talk about reading and writing. You can do simple giveaways (like critiquing or shout-outs) or something like that. Very subtle, simple stuff.
This way the potential readers can see a part into your writing life and what you’re currently up to while also not being bombarded by links to your story or you constantly saying, “CHECK OUT MY STORY.”
I’m kind of active between Instagram and Twitter. I don’t post every day, but I do check it on a regular schedule. (Again, I don’t know why I’m not doing anything on Facebook lol).
I don’t think so? I just logged out to try this and I’m capable of viewing my own stories? You can try do this on another device that you don’t use Wattpad on and try to read it through there?
Social media can take a while (just like on here), but Twitter is very writerly friendly, actually. xD When I first started on Twitter (which was a few months ago), I was able to reach over 100 followers within a week just by following other writers, people I’m interested in, and participating in conversations and whatnot. I currently have 283 followers (since I began in April).
But yeah, there’s a ton of writers on there who are very supportive of each other. They do retweets of your pinned post, tag you in “follow trains,” and try to help each other with gaining more readers and followers. You’d be surprised at how many writers are on there that have over 1,000 followers. xD