Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Troy Blackford - Using Social Media to Connect with Readers

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Troy Blackford

Author Genre: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Short Stories

Website: Troy Blackford - Journey to Death at Lifespeed
Twitter: @TBlackford3
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Spotlight Author Interview - Troy Blackford

Is Social Media your main marketing focus (143k twitter followers)?

I began focusing on my twitter audience because I constantly think of short, usually stupid things to say. Twitter seemed like a great venue for that kind of thought. I do of course mention quite frequently that I have books and stories, and give links to my site - but I also just chat with lots of people and whine about stuff as it happens. I try not to think of it as a marketing tool, but as a way to connect to people. I've met a great deal of my current close friends on there. I don't have much time for 'real life' relationships outside of my family and work, so I appreciate having a 'virtual sea' of like-minded people to commiserate with.

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Troy Blackford - HBS Author's Spotlight

Troy Blackford @TBlackford3 is a Paranormal Action-Adventure, Short Stories Author and Editorial Consultant.

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