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I would like to start today’s adventure by saying…AHH! 😮
I can’t believe I’m co-hosting this month!
Honestly, with so much going on, including the A to Z Challenge, I’m just glad to be able to help out.
Now let’s talk about, “Why are authors on You Tube?”
1. Obviously it’s another opportunity to reach potential readers with:
-Sample Readings, and
-Interviews (however rare and elusive they may be)
2. To learn from others and perhaps go viral. – There’s a lot to be said about 15 minutes of fame. It’s more than most of us get. Also, by interacting with this audio/visual search engine and social media platform, your creativity may be increased by seeing what other people are doing around the world.
3. To have fun and share. (This is more of a why authors should try it.) – I get it, not everyone has the time, means, creativity, or motivation to host a You Tube channel, but I do it because I want to share my ideas with others, whether I’m reaching anyone or not; the same reasons I blog.
Here are a few examples of how I use You Tube.
Also, I’ve put together an impromptu book blast featuring one of my video series. It would mean alot if you could participate. Just click on the image below. Thanks.
Have you given any thought to building your audience with
You Tube or some other video streaming platform?
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Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you like it let me know and share it with others. See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords