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@AmyDeZellar, author of "Dating Amy" is building a new Facebook Page. Cool!

@AmyDeZellar, author of "Dating Amy" is building a new Facebook Page. Cool!


Blog: http://amydezellar.com    @amydezellar on Twitter   Amy DeZellar on Amazon.com

Update: Amy's on Facebook

The best part of social media is the instant access it grants you to the businesses and people you enjoy. Instant access can be priceless if you don't abuse it. It can also be very efficient and effective if the person you need to reach is on-line while you are. Sometimes, we get so used to playing in Facebook and Twitter that we just assume everyone we like is everywhere we are and/or love to be. Today, I was reminded that vague social media assumption was simply not true with a fave-author tweet-peep but sometimes if you ask you might actually get what you want...

Previously, I wrote a post about lurking on interesting blogs and suggested people should follow Amy (as well as other interesting tweet-peeps) because her book Dating Amy: 50 True Confessions of a Serial Dater is flipping hilarious. What a fun, snarky read. We're still having a field day in book club with her work. The book club post actually lead to several readers asking me for Amy's Facebook link because I left it out of my blog post. It appears some thought I was remis in my blogging duties for not including it because they are not on Twitter (LOL). When I logged in to Facebook to look a couple of my fun peeps instant chatting me also asked for the missing link.

I'm thinking, Hmmmm I really need to go back and update my blog post. I start seriously poking around FB and I can't find it.

Riiiiiiiiiiight... Picture that stellar Wordy C computer illiterate moment because she's a really cool writer and my brain refused to wrap around the fact Amy didn't have a business/fan page for us toplay on. Remember our Kim-Stream habit? Yeah, well, we want an Amy-Stream (LOL). Not wanting to admit my failure in un-earthing an Amy-Stream to my social media peeps, I decide to send Amy a tweet asking for a link to her official Facebook author page. After all, that's what I did when I couldn't figure out how to find Jaye Well's official author page on Facebook (LOL). We still giggle over Jocelynn Drake's Invasion of the Urban Fantasy Book Babes. Very cool FB page name. We're still  goofing and spoofing about "book babes," but I digress...

Amy tweets back and promptly tells me she's not on Facebook.

My response? "OMG - I am rarely speechless but damn if you didn't just make my mouth form a lopsided O (LOL). Get that account open for fans."

Guess what? Amy's a good sport and is about to make her social media peeps very happy. She's gonna open a Facebook account so we can have a digital home to play in and keep up with her in conversations exceeding a micro-tweet. How cool is that? VERY!!!

Amy's Twitter tweets can be mad fun so go follow her. BTW, we may start high-jacking the #badauthor Twitter feed regarding our writing workshop antics because very few tweet-peeps are using the hash-tag. We think it could be mad fun to use, eh? (Thank you Amy - silly happy grin).

P.S.: Jason Falls stated earlier this year that, "Too many companies looking for proof that social media marketing works tend to look at the wrong things. “How much money will I make?” “How many new sales will I have?” Both are frequent questions from executives and business owners investigating social media marketing as tactics for their businesses. And they’re not bad questions, just sometimes the wrong questions." 

Today, my readers and social media peeps asked the right business fan question and I simply passed it along directly to the author. I bet Amy gets a whole new crew of readers/fans because of it. She's got eight writing fans hanging out in Starbucks with me right now (LOL). I make nine... Wait until the rest of the bookies find out what she's doing. We love responsive authors. It makes reading their books even more fun because we love lurking on their blogs and social media accounts to discover what they're doing.

Yeah, I will share the link and update my blog posts when I get Amy's new FB page link. In the meantime go read Dating Amy. It's mad funny! ;-)  



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Comment balloon 1 commentC Tann-Starr • August 04 2011 02:06PM


Amy's Facebook page is live: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Amy-DeZellar-Writer/172290096176752

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) over 9 years ago

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