Has this ever happened to you? You are thinking of that perfect article or website you saw recently that you now want to share or write about…but you can’t remember exactly what it was or where you saw it? Did you save it in the bookmarks on your computer? On Delicious? Did you pin it on Pinterest? Did you add a post on Facebook? You do searches on keywords in Google and spend hours browsing through the results. You spend more hours browsing through the history on your computer. Where oh where is that bit of information you need? We are so inundated with information it can be extremely difficult to keep track of it all. This is the kind of thing that can drive me completely bonkers.
And that is how I spent some (okay, a lot) of my time this week! And I finally found it! (it was hiding in my Facebook feed) I was looking for the most intriguing incentive to sign up for email I’ve seen: an invitation to the Procrastinator’s Anonymous Newsletter at alphaefficiency.com. (Ironically, I still haven’t gotten around to it. Why do you think I write about this stuff?)
While Pinterest is great for visual things, and Facebook is great for connection, they aren’t wonderful for organizing information, or finding it again. How do you keep track of information you might want to refer to again?
Marketing an eBook is quite a challenge and learning experience. Find out why you should take these steps, how to do it, and tools for getting it done in my post “Checklist to Market an eBook.” There’s even a free printable checklist. I shared a free marketing plan at KCSourcelink on the Daily PlanIt Facebook page this week. If you don’t want to miss this stuff, like us!
This week I’ve been learning a little bit about Mailchimp as a way of collecting emails. I still have a lot of things to do on eBook Marketing checklist, it is definitely a process that takes time! I’m considering ideas for a wonderful incentive to offer, is there something you would really love to see? I’m thinking of offering a free email course on Exploring Talents. Perhaps a Creativity Prompter or Telephone Tips? What would be most enticing to you to sign up?
I’ve also had a major cold this week, which has had an effect my productivity. I kept optimistically buying small bottles of cold remedy when I should have said “Super Size me!” It’s hung on awhile, but I think I’m finally getting over it. I did learn a little more about video as I filmed my husband James and our cat PT. James is an expert at “cat fishing!” and PT is an amazing leaper. Just for fun: Check out the short video (.07) or the longer version (2 min.) Note to self: next time turn off the television.
Have a great week!