Thursday, August 25, 2011

I’m a CAMPAIGNER (only not that sort)

campaigner

Now, I know what you’re thinking. Angela you don’t believe in “Platforms” in the same way other writers do. The in crowd knows this; because they remember this blog:

WHY DO I NEED A PLATFORM? THIS SOAPBOX WORKS FINE

“If you are a politician, and you campaign on health care reform, that is called your platform. If you are a nonfiction writer you would need something that would make you an expert in your field, or qualified to write about your subject. Do you have a cooking blog that reaches 100k? That would be your platform. Are you a show dog judge with years of having your name out there? That would be your platform.

So how does any of this relate to the fiction writer?

It’s not like Amanda Hocking is qualified to write young adult vampire novels because she is a young adult vampire. I mean she could be, but I don’t know her business.

The more information I see on platforms for fiction writers, the more I realize they are using platform in the place of something else. A combination of audience, fan base, and followers. I see some people ask “What is your platform?” But what I hear is, “Who is going to buy your book?” Who, not what is the important part…”

While I still believe that, Rachael Harrie is an awesome writer type who likes to help other writers. Since I dig the cause, and love the opportunity I won’t be arguing about the verbiage. (I don’t really like campaigns either, I mean seedy politicians? No thanks Winking smile )

See the deets on where you can get in on the awesomeness here:

http://bit.ly/mWdhUn

What is the Campaign?
Basically, the Campaign is a way to link those of us in the writing community together with the aim of helping to build our online platforms. The Campaigners are all bloggers in a similar position, who genuinely want to pay it forward, make connections and friends within the writing community, and help build each others' online platforms while at the same time building theirs.

40 comments :

Jamie McHenry said...

Welcome to the party!

Prudence MacLeod said...

Hi there, I'm a bit of a campaigner as well. (not a politico)
Hope this visit breaks the 6666 spell for you.

Prudence

Lori M. Lee said...

Sweet! I'm a campaigner too :D

Karen said...

This is all new! :) How long since we've chatted? Happy to see you are out of the 6666 zone!! :)

Jess said...

Sounds awesome! I'll go check it out!

FARfetched said...

I think I need this. Thanks for pointing it out to me, Angela!

Shelley Koon said...

Hi Angela!

Interesting post. I too am a "platform" skeptic BUT I do like meeting other writers and that makes the campaign perfect for me. Glad to be in the YA group with you.

J. A. Bennett said...

Welcome to the campaign trail ;P

Theresa Milstein said...

Hi Campaigner. Glad we're in the same group!

Yvie Gonya said...

Hey! We're in the same group. I'm excited to check out your blog! Seems interesting!

Catherine A. Winn said...

Hi, I'm a fellow campaigner and a new follower. Love your blog.

Jennifer Groepl said...

Hi Angela! (and all you other campaigners) It looks like we've got quite a party going! Yay!

Holly L'Oiseau said...

Hey! I'm super excited to campaign with you! Yay!

Hildred said...

Hey there! I'm also in your group. Talk to you soon!

Lady Gwen said...

Hi Angela, I'm a new follower and fellow campaigner just stopping to say, "hey!"

Lorelei said...

Hi! I'm from your group, and stopping by to visit your blog--and am new follower.

Cheree said...

Hi fellow campaigner! Nice to meet you.

Babydoll said...

Thanks for the follow!

Jenn said...

Hi there fellow Campaigner, what a gorgeous blog! I'll be thinking about the Two Weeks Strong, sounds like something I should do! :)

Lyla said...

Hi, there! I'm in your UF group. Just stopping by to say hi (and follow, of course)! :)

Karen deBlieck said...

A pleasure to meet you--I'm in your YA group. Look forward to getting to know you. :)

Cheri Schmidt said...

New Campaigner here, just stopping by to say hello! It's great to meet you! ;)

Alica McKenna Johnson said...

Hello I just joined your urban fantasy group! Looking forward to getting to know you.

Lucy V Morgan said...

Hello fellow campaigner :)

The problem with soapboxes is that they're slippery. You fall off. You embarrass yourself. Bruises do not go with my hair. Platforms are preferable in this fashion.

Rosie Lane said...

Fellow campaigner stopping in to say hi. I'm in your paranormal group.

Alynza Smith said...

Dropping in to say hello! I'm in your YA group.

Joelle said...

Stopped by to say Hello. Fellow Urban Fantasy campaigner here. Great look to your blog.

Jodi Su said...

YA campaigner here. I like your "current adventures"....!

Leah said...

Fellow campaigner dropping in to say hello, and looking forward to reading more of posts! See you around. =)

Sonia Lal said...

Hi! We are in the same urban fantasy group.

Shelley Koon said...

Just a heads up, I have set up a Google Reader with all of YA Group 10 in it to help organize all of our blogs - I am missing 2 people (technical issues I am trouble shooting) but hope to get them added in soon! Link is:

http://www.google.com/reader/shared/user%2F08181744977128699830%2Flabel%2FYA%20Group%2010

Stephany Simmons said...

Hi there, I am a fellow campaigner from the other UF group stopping by to say hello. :-)

Lady Gwen said...

Hi - I'm a fellow campaigner from group 10 (and 6 others, lol). How do I post on the the Google Reader site that you set up? I'm technically challenged!

Debbie said...

Hi Angela. Another campaigner here in your paranormal group. It's a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to seeing more of you during the campaign.

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