Let’s all introduce ourselves today.
Last weekend I sat on a panel at Balticon where we talked about the one piece of advice we’d give to authors about social media.
I recommended that authors introduce themselves now and then. It doesn’t have to be long or complicated. It could just be your name and what you’re working on right now:
I’m J.R. Blackwell, and I’m working on a project to photograph authors in the worlds of their novels.
It could be the things people will see when they follow you:
I’m J.R. If you follow me, you’ll see photos of Drag Queens, Musicians, Writers, Food, and the occasional Cursed Prince.
It could be the things you’ve done before.
I’m J.R. Blackwell. I’ve written science fiction and fantasy, created photographs for books and newspapers, and worked on the games Shelter in Place and Velociraptor! Cannibalism!
It could be personal:
I’m a lazy runner, a loyal friend, and I’m married to the wonderful writer, Jared Axelrod.
People follow us for all sorts of reasons. Maybe they liked a photo you took or a short story you wrote. Maybe they like inspiring quote you shared. Maybe they met you once and thought you were friendly. Maybe they just like your cat. People might have forgotten why they followed you, what you do, and who you are.
I’m J.R. Blackwell. I’m a writer and a photographer. I live in Philadelphia and I want to know who you are.
So go ahead: Introduce yourselves! Write who you are, what you are working on, how you found me – whatever works for you.
You can drop an introduction in the comments, or put it on your own blog and drop a link here.