As some of you may know I have aspirations of being a writer. Wanting to be a writer I tend to do some research on the best way to be a successful author. Most if not all say to be a successful author in today’s world you need to be high-tech. Well the official term is you need to have a platform.
What is a platform you may ask. A platform is having an online presence. You need to be visible to your future audience. How is that done?
1) Blog – Hey if you are reading my blog that means you have potential to be one of my future customers. Please keep reading my blog.
2) Twitter – You need to have a twitter profile and write on it. Not only write on it but interact with the people on it. This is something I can certainly do better at. I do have a twitter account and I do tweet but I could interact more.
3) Facebook – You should have a facebook account. I do have a facebook account but that is just friends and family. They say you need to set up a facebook fan page. So I set up a Ryan James Burt fan page. Does it feel weird to have a fan page? Oh yeah. Am I the only one on there? Yes. So I am my own fan.
4) Webpage – You should have a webpage. So being the dedicated person I am I set up a webpage for all to read and enjoy. The page is www.ryanjamesburt.com . Yep I am all over the web.
So there you go that is all I am trying to do to have a platform. I didn’t feel high-tech until today. I was making dinner and listening to a song on my iPod (no I don’t feel high-tech because I have an iPod). A song comes on and I am thinking what song is this. The I remember what the song is. It is ‘Not Fragile’ by Christina Grimmie.
Who is Christina Grimmie you may ask? Christina is a YouTube sensation. As I was making dinner and listening to this song I thought about how I came to hear of Christina. I had a friend post a video of her on facebook (Christina made a name for herself covering famous songs and posting the results on YouTube.) So after I watched this video of Christina on YouTube there was an option to follow her on Twitter.
So her I am following this 17-year-old cover singer on YouTube and enjoying the different songs she covers. She calls her fans Team Grimmie and needless to say I am becoming one. She puts out an album and I buy it. No not a CD but I down load it onto my iPod.
So there I was making tostadas for my lovely wife and cute daughter when it hit me that I may be old but I am trying to stay high-tech. Go me.