I’m introverted and not shy about that fact. I observe, I listen, and I assess. Take my offline life for example. When it comes to fun events, I’ll never be at the top of people’s invite list. Why? Because I’m a social hermit. Forgettable. I get glossed over while in plain sight. Makes for some great ninja skills.
This whole social thing? Completely out of my league.
I know my success as a published author hinges on building a platform. That, and writing a good book. I can chat up a storm when it comes to my blog or email. But facebook? Google+? Twitter? Just listen to the resounding sound of chirping crickets.
To resolve my ineptitude, I’ve picked up a couple of books. The one currently on the Kindle is Rise of the Machines by Kristen Lamb. Next, I plan to read Oh Myyy! (There Goes The Internet) by George Takei.
On top of that, I plan to take full advantage of an upcoming networking bloghop in late September, hosted by Melissa Maygrove.
Will I catch on? Not sure. But if I do get a few gems, I’ll be sure to share.
How about you? Do you know how to build a platform?