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Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Picture Really DOES Paint A Thousand Words

A few months ago, an author friend of mine and I were talking about new and exciting ways to reach out to our readers. After all, a great deal of marketing our books (getting them into people's hands) comes from networking and interaction. And I think many authors forget about that aspect. We're out there going, "Buy my book!" but not giving readers a connection to them through us - the author.

One of the brilliant ideas my friend came up with was using her Facebook page as a way to connect to readers by using pictures with a theme and having her followers join in on the fun. How fun and cool does that sound? Others out there must have felt the same way because she got almost a thousand more followers as well as awesome sales for her book.

I thought I'd share this list with all of you so you can all give it a try. You could even tweak it to use on your blog. The idea here is to go for at least a month or so. You can alter things on the list to suit your interests and/or your readers' interests or even the subject matter in your book at the time. I think, though, that this idea it works best for Facebook and Twitter, where it's best to keep your message short but powerful enough to have others want to leave comments and/or share their own message.

So, there you go. Pictures really do paint a thousand words...or at least 140 characters! ;) Give it a try and be sure to come back to let me know if you tried it as well as how it worked for you. OH! And since this is my last post of 2011, I want to wish you all happy and healthy Holidays with a great start to the New Year.

Peace and love to you all!


Day 01 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts.
Day 02 - A picture of you and a friend you have been close with for awhile.
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show.
Day 04 - A picture of favorite missed memory.
Day 05 - A picture of you and the person you've had the best memories with.
Day 06 - A picture of a person you’d love to trade places with for a day.
Day 07 - A picture of you and someone you'd be lost without .
Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh.
Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
Day 10 - A picture of your favorite sport or favorite athlete.
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.
Day 12 - A picture of something you love.
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently.
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.
Day 19 - A picture of you when you were little.
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you’d love to travel.
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at.
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.
Day 24 - A picture of something you wish you could change.
Day 25 - A picture of your day.
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.
Day 28 - A picture of something you’re afraid of.
Day 29 - A picture of someone that can always make you smile.
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.
Day 31 - A picture of what you wore today.
Day 32 - A picture of what you did today.
Day 33 - A picture of you doing something you love.
Day 34 - A picture of your morning.
Day 35 - A picture that reminds you of someone.
Day 36 - A picture of someone you wish you still talked too.
Day 37 - A picture of what you like to do.
Day 38 - A picture of your favorite drink.
Day 39 - A picture of your favorite food.
Day 40 - A picture of your friends.
Day 41 - A picture of your dream cell phone.
Day 42 - A picture of your I pod.
Day 43 - A picture of your room.
Day 44 - A picture that describes your life.


  1. Chynna:
    I'm interested in learning a little more about what she did. So, did she post a photo on her FB Wall, then say something like: What I like to do ?

    How did she get people to interact?

    Whenever you have time. . .:)


  2. Hiya, Margo! YEAH! It was pretty simple and she has ALOT more time to market than I do and spread the word about what she was doing but it was just like you said. So, for the "What I like to do," she put up a picture of her favorite activity then the description was why she liked it or what that activity brought to her life. Then she asked others to share. For some reason, it just worked for her.



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