How to be a shameless self promoter
Last nights Word of Mouth event was a slightly different experience for me because it was my time to talk!! I spoke about being a shameless self-promoter and how I use social media in my every day life and to promote Fe-line. I was joined by fellow shameless self-promoter Kate Turner aka blogger Girl Eats Oxford.
I talked a little about my life, how I was born shameless and how as women we need to be more shameless. As a child I acted shamelessly out of instinct as it got me what I wanted. I described how I had lost my shameless ways when I was at High School as people at my school did not like shameless self-promoters. Then social media and blogs saved my life and gave me an outlet again for my shameless antics.
I talked about how you can use Facebook to speak to your community of people and how your Facebook community is a really powerful force as they are your very hardcore fans and will drive traffic to your website.
I described Twitter as the expert finder as it gives you access to celebrities/experts/journalists and how unique this is. At a conference I went to Jon Snow spoke about Twitter he said that: “the media are hungry for information but lazy about how they get it.” This is where the shameless bit comes in you need to tell people that you are there and why they should follow you!
I then presented my top ten shameless tips and challenged everyone to do something shameless once a day. Whether this was telling a random person in the supermarket about your business, starting a twitter account or tweeting someone that you thought you couldn’t.
Kate Turner who writes two blogs, Girl Eats Oxford and Tales of a Brit Abroad spoke about her love for blogs and why she started hers. She described that when she started Tales of a Brit Abroad she didn’t know that much about blogging but what she learnt from that blog she was able to put into Girl Eats Oxford, which has received 30,000 hits in one year.
She talked about the importance of blogging regularly, to make time for it and to promote your blog using Facebook and Twitter. She described the benefits of using Twitter to promote your blog, as this is how you will drive traffic. She described how she followed relevant people and by doing this reached her target audience.
Kate has got a lot personally out of being a blogger as have I with my blog Who Runs the World. Kate has been commissioned to write for other travel sites via her blog and I have been commissioned to write product reviews via mine. This wouldn’t have happened for either of us if we hadn’t been slightly shameless in promoting our work.
Remember you have to be in it to win it, keep going and don’t give up!
The great thing about the evening, as always, was the wonderful women in the audience. Thank you all for coming along and your input! Fe-line Women has a great summer of event coming up with lots more inspiring women talking, so please check the events page for more details.