September 24th, 2012

What Are You Excited About? Marketing & Promo Made Easy…

Photo: Kathy Owen ~ WANA Commons

by Jenny Hansen

As the September blog mistress here at WITS, I’m taking a page out of my personal blog‘s playbook and marking the beginning of Autumn with a celebration of you.

I’m doing this a few different ways…

First up, we’re doing what I call “Pimp & Promote.” We try to do this once every few months at More Cowbell and it’s a habit I originally picked up from Chuck Wendig.

Note: if Chuck’s name is unfamiliar, you are seriously missing out.

For those who are new at this…Pimp and Promote means you:

1. Promote: share one thing that you’re proud of, whether it’s a new book, an idea or a blog.

2. Pimp: Do the same for someone else whose work has lit you on fire this week.

I’ll get this party started with a quick promote of the WriterStrong series we started last week here at WITS. August McLaughlin did our inaugural post and we have many, many more to come. I’m very excited about what’s coming up here this Fall. We’re gonna rock your world. 🙂

For my PIMP, I’m going to take a moment to call out the three top commenters here at Writers In The Storm this month. WordPress lets me see this sort of nifty statistic and today is the perfect time to say thank you!!!

WITS wouldn’t be what it is without all of you but these three are the icing on top of our blogging cake this month.

Florence Fois, who many of you know as Ramblings from the Left, is one of most avid commenters here at WITS. It makes me smile whenever I see her name come across my screen. She’ll have the effect on you too, I promise.

Ella Quinn participates, engages and even re-blogs our posts. She’s a dream blog follower, plus her blog has spice and variety all on it’s own.

Gloria Richard makes me laugh all over the blog-o-sphere. She does it at More Cowbell, at her blog, Snark Park, and in a variety of other fun places.

I keep up with these three stellar ladies and I think you should too. Click their names to see an amazing recent post of theirs. Follow them on Twitter. Find them on Facebook.

I promise you’ll be glad you did.

It’s your turn to try your hand at this “Pimp and Promote” business. Don’t be shy if you’re new at this. We’ll hold your hand…and approve your comments. You are encouraged to oooh and aaaah over each other’s links and then pimp a little more. 🙂

Happy Monday, y’all!

About Jenny Hansen

Jenny fills her nights with humor: writing memoir, women’s fiction, chick lit, short stories (and chasing after the newly walking Baby Girl). By day, she provides training and social media marketing for an accounting firm. After 15 years as a corporate software trainer, she’s digging this sit down and write thing.
When she’s not at her blog, More Cowbell, Jenny can be found on Twitter at jhansenwrites and here at Writers In The Storm. Every Saturday, she writes the Risky Baby Business posts at More Cowbell, a series that focuses on babies, new parents and high-risk pregnancy.

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