Sometimes I am at a loss about what is the best method for me to use in communicating my ideas to others. I am a writer, so I need to write; and believe it or not—I’d like others to read what I write.
Yesterday, I made my bi-weekly trip to New Sharon and then, Rangeley. I’m managing a grant related to aging in place. I thought about tweeting about it, but refrained. Knowing your demographic is important, at least that’s the wisdom offered by social media gurus, and other marketing “experts.” A good chunk of my demographic is 60-years-old, or older. Since they’re not on Twitter, tweeting does no good. I could use Facebook, but even Facebook has a limited reach, at least from my own experience with the demographic apt to read my blogging.
While the clamor about print’s demise continues unabated, print is still a viable platform. My Sunday b-Section column about Wilton, linking back to my blog, brought a host of traffic. The article also received a favorable response using the social media metrics the newspaper utilizes.
Speaking of print, I have several articles coming in June; one about summer reading for The Portland Phoenix, a feature in Portland Monthly’s Summer Guide issue, on Portland’s literary scene and local bookstores, and another Explore column for the Lewiston Sun-Journal.
I have a book that should be landing in June, too.