So as I’m sitting here at my desk (read: on my bed) this morning I’m thinking about the concept of marketing. Direct marketing, grassroots, bad videos that go viral, things like that. The purpose of my search was to find out how I could best reach a wider audience with my book and podcast. The answer, so far, is I don’t know.
I have an online profile coming out next week, and a blurb in a local magazine. I asked for both of those. Up to now, that’s been my strategy: If you don’t ask, you don’t get. A part of me believes, though, that if the work is good the people will like it.
If you build it, they will come. right? I don’t make a habit of arguing with classic movie talking cornfield logic. So if my work is good enough, it will attract followers.
Still, I can’t help but wonder what might happen if I had just one BIG name. One influencer. One celeb who read the book and loved it and wanted to pass it on. The work IS good. And because it’s good I want it to reach many people – and hug them and validate them and save them – and so I’m impatient for it to go global.
So, my friends, I’m asking you – will you be my influencers? Will you support my small endeavor so that it becomes a large endeavor and eventually a movement? Will you help me build it, so they will come and read and listen and grow? Write a post! Interview me! Link to the book, buy the book, share it on kindle. Listen to the podcast, share it, tell others if you find value in it! I’d be so grateful.