(Jeopardy song . . . )
How hard was that? Probably quite difficult, is my guess. We often dislike thinking about where we're bold, in neon, advertised for others to see. I was lining up a consult with someone once, and as usual, I asked for a list of online presences. He told me to Google him. He was only listed on the publisher's website and Amazon. Or rather, the books were listed. The writer thought that was sufficient, yet he wanted to consult with me how to get agents or publishers interested in his most recent manuscript. He'd written for years, but never told the world; instead, he'd banked on the hope that others would do that for him.
Here's a generic list of where people initially find you:
- Your website
- Your blog
- Your Facebook
- Your Twitter
- Your LinkedIn
- Your writing clubs
- Your previous magazine editors
- Your previous guest blogs
- Your speaking engagements
- Your blog posts on other blogs
- Your guest appearances online and in person
The only way for people to find you is to play Hansel and Gretel . . . and leave a lot of breadcrumbs.