Friday’s Favorites: Blog Post for Writers

I have a lot of favorite blogs, so don’t mistake this post. I am not saying that this blog is the best. This post, however, is the one that I learned the most from this week. Here’s a snippet:

10 Ways to Improve Your “Likability Quotient”

By Kristen Lamb

Welcome to WANA Wednesday, based off my best-selling book, We Are Not Alone–The Writer’s Guide to Social Media. There are a lot of different ways to do social media. My WANA methods rely heavily on learning to be part of a team, and, as we have discussed before, this is very contrary to traditional marketing. I believe social media works like a barn-raising. Everyone does a little bit for the good of the whole. Even just being mindful to do small things makes a huge difference in the long-run.

One of the biggest obstacles we face in social media is that we do have to limit the self-promotion. It turns people off and they really aren’t likely to listen when we go around tooting our own horn. What do we do then? We do what is counterintuitive…we support others.

The single largest determining factor as to whether a person will succeed or not on social media is our L.Q. Heard of I.Q.? Well, L.Q. is your Likabilty Quotient.

We don’t care how smart you are as much as we care if we LIKE you. When working on our social media platform, the ever-present questions should always be:

Do people like me?

She makes some great points. You should read the entire post, so here’s the link:

http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/10-ways-to-improve-your-likability-quotient/

What do you think writers should do to improve their LQ?

About Falyn Donaldson

Author and Naughty-minded girl
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2 Responses to Friday’s Favorites: Blog Post for Writers

  1. Great link, thanks! L. Q. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Be respectful but don’t take crap.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Julia. Kristen is awesome. If you haven’t read her book yet, I highly recommend it for all authors.
      Your suggestions are great. (Especially the part about not taking crap *g*)

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