This web page and its off-shoots were created in April 2012. Thanks to those who offered comments and asked questions.
Announcing: 2013 Ottawa events on the topic of Social Media.
- Thursday January 24: Effective use of Social Media by Authors and Writers
- Saturday February 16: Social Media WORKSHOP for Authors, Editors and Publishers
See this web page for details: http://oiw.ca/events.php
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How this all started:
For years I have enjoyed exploring the web, researching and testing out Internet technologies. Even for someone who supports Information Technology and Web tools in her day job, the rapid changes in this field can be overwhelming at times. Imagine how intimidating it can be for writers who just want to write, share and promote their work!
In early 2012, I was elected into a new role by my local writing group. My main responsibility is to “Explore, research and recommend Internet technologies that will within reason, assist the organization and its members in reaching their goals.”
Over the next few months, we will seek answers for questions like:
- Who is already using “social networking” SUCCESSFULLY?
- What are our goals?
- What is social networking vs. social media?
- Where do I start?
- When should I venture in and how often?
- Why should I even bother?
- How should I approach this as a writer or author?
Follow the links above or navigate via the menu items in the top banner. Stay tuned for more posts where we will attempt to answer these questions through research, experimentation or by picking the brains of people who already have “been there, done that”. I will post comments and opinions based on my own experiences as an author who uses the web for sharing and promoting her work.
The primary audience for this research mission is a group of Ottawa writers. Visitors to this blog are welcome to contribute comments. Only relevant comments will be approved.
Updated: January 11, 2013 by T. Jobateh