Showing Valentine’s Day Love to Writers

Happy Valentine’s Day! I can’t help thinking of love and goodwill on this day, and since we chat about writing here, let’s extend that to include the love for our fellow writers. What can you do to help another writer?

Give Them Links and Shout Outs

Show your favorite writer some love by linking to their articles and blog posts. Back links are a great way to increase your search engine juice, and quality links are hard to come by. You don’t need to let someone know you linked to them, but if you can, that’s great too.

Or mention a book that you’ve recently enjoyed by your fellow writer. Link to it, talk about it, and tell your own readers why you enjoyed it. Getting noticed for our books and articles is difficult in today’s crowded marketing world, so if you can help out a writer this way he or she is sure to appreciate it.

Mention Them on Social Networking

We have a lot of options with social networking today, so use them to showcase other writers! Never assume that giving someone else some marketing love will hurt your own marketing efforts. Give your favorite writer (or two, or three) shout outs on:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Stumbleupon
  • Pinterest
  • Digg
  • Etc!

Buy Their Books

I know, times are rough and we can’t always afford to buy our friend’s books. I try. Even if the book is in a genre you don’t like, get it and give them a boost in sales. Hopefully they’ll reciprocate. If not, you’re still doing good to the writing world as a whole.

Give Them Reviews

Reviews are so hard to come by, and the rules seem to change with places like Amazon – so do your fellow author a favor and give them a review if you liked their book. It only takes a few minutes, but it can go miles toward goodwill and book sales.

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7 Comments on "Showing Valentine’s Day Love to Writers"

  1. That’s a crracecjakk answer to an interesting question


  2. they analyze your twitter followers, see which time they are online.. analyze when your followers retweets or clicks your post.. that’s where they get your best time to tweet.lets say your followers are all online around 3pm EST and your timezone is GMT+8. Crowdbooster will then tell you to post your tweets around 3am(GMT+8)


  3. What’s it take to become a sublime expounder of prose like yourself?


  4. every night as I lay entombed in the fears I had long ago resigned myself to my brother loves to torment me.”Unacceptable.Love how it’s pretty much the first sentence in your story. Way to hook me in with a sentence I had to reread three times.VA:F [1.9.21_1169](from 10 votes)


  5. you are too too funny.we fall under the white lights only category.yawn…but would you mind if I printed this and passed it out to all my neighbours?what’s with those inflatable monstrosities and blinking multicoloured icicle lights anyhow?quite the comment from enlightenment..


  6. Ihmiset eivät luonnostaan osaa tehdä moraalisia päätöksiä. Tästä syystä tarvitaan jokin ihmistä suurempi auktoriteetti kertomaan pelisäännöt. Ateistilla ei ole auktoriteettia, joten hänellä ei voi olla moraaliakaan. Jos moraali olisi vain ihmisten välinen pelisääntö, kuka tahansa voi tehdä mitä tahansa.Niinhän sitä luulisi, mutta ihmistä suuremmat auktoriteetit ovat myös määräilleet moraalisesti hyväksyttäviä kansamurhia. WL Craig on mm. joutunut perustelemaan kansanmurhia hyviksi kansanmurhiksi. Suo siellä vetelä täällä.


  7. I’m not easily impressed but you’ve done it with that posting.


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