After around 3 years of saying “I’m going to write a book” I am finally writing the darned book.
It’s not the first subject I’d considered but it is one that is close to my heart – I’ve had so much fun building my bubble and received so much help from various people and places that I wanted to pass that on. I’d be so happy to be able to say that I helped at least one person take the leap to a life they can love.
So, this is the start of things. The very, very first draft is done. Maybe I should say it’s the alpha version of the book, I’ll be working it up to beta level over the coming weeks and then spending August creating something that I wouldn’t be ashamed to show someone. September & October will be adding the final touches to make the book awesome ready for the launch in November 2013.
Why November? Because November is my business birthday month and this year Bay Web Designs will be 5 years old. I will be eating cake and blowing bubbles to celebrate.
Some considerations at the moment are whether to release myself or find a publisher and also whether to release a ‘dead tree’ version along with an ebook.
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So here it is…
A few years ago, via the wonders of Twitter, I met Colin the Radio Cartoonist. We meet for geeky & fun lunches (together with Pam) and chat on Twitter.
I have finally got round to asking him to draw a cartoon for me (of me) that I can use on my website & also in the book I am writing. I am writing honest Tracy.
Social media is fabulous.
So many ways to connect to people throughout the world. So many people able to see you, your brand, your business.
When you are using social media you must be aware of two main things …
You don’t own that content. Whatever social media platform you are using allows you to do so, but they can pull the plug any time they want. You may unwittingly violate their terms or perhaps they decide to change the way they run – you could lose all that investment of time and energy. Always be aware of this and do not rely solely on a single platform. To truly own your content you need to have your own domain, your own website and use social media to promote and drive traffic to that.
Whatever you say, do is there on the web. Even if you delete at a later date someone somewhere may have taken a screenshot. It’s easily done. So be aware of your brand at all times and make sure your tweets, posts and so on reflect that positively.