Social media currently plays a very big role in the development of professional writers. This cuts across academic, social, lifestyle, scientific, cultural, entertainment among other areas of the modern society. The growth in technology has made this more and more beneficial and significant for upcoming writers who have chosen writing as a profession. Some of the established writers include poets, script writers, novelists and playwrights.
A writer dreaming of an inspiration and exposure takes the social media channel as a potential to benefit from unexploited markets in this industry. Technology has made it easier for writers to engage their preferred audience through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and Instagram in the following ways;
Being the most used social media channel, Facebook hosts many writers in Facebook writing groups. The groups are both small and big bringing together writers with varied dreams. Writers with blogging passion also engage in mini-blog and instant articles on Facebook where they share more about their lives, creativity and expand their networks through direct articles. Statistically, Facebook Instant Articles received 30% and 20% more shares and clicks than other articles in 2016. This gives writers more hope as they venture into this opportunity via Facebook.
Instagram quotes and Your Instagram bio ranked as snappy content with mega opportunities for upcoming and established writers. However, as we speak many potential writers haven’t pulled this network to their sides professionally.
Among the famous writers who have invested their skills and time on Instagram include Jane Friedman an essay writer and Tyler Knott a poet who rose to fame through Instagram. Tyler is famous for his #Instapoet and has posted many poems online in form of quotes.
They argue that for a writer to achieve his or her dreams, technology through social media must be taken as an opportunity.
Twitter, largely referred to as the hashtag media is also one of the common social media channels used by modern writers to create the readers network. On twitter, the network is created through twitter chats that are meant to influence experts and inform the readers. Through the twitter chats, ordinary and developing writers get special chances to network with established writers. A lot of knowledge is shared as writers also use the particular chats to expand their sphere of influence too.
On Linkedin, writers use Linkedin Pulse to share directly to their fan base. Created and introduced to the App store by Ankit Gupta and Akshay Kothari, graduates of Stanford University California in USA, Linkedin Pulse offers an opportunity for writers to publish articles or blog posts ranging from 500 to 2000 word.
Nice still, bloggers are allowed to republish articles from their blogs to Pulse without any criminalization.
I remember the first time I heard about this chance, I was over excited with my writing dream and wished that I had started writing even before yesterday.
Many more sites can be used by writers to market their work to their preferred audience. All we need is to focus and explore more and more. Remember, technology and social media is an opportunity to live your dreams but it only comes to fruition if you value them.