She writes, she promotes, she fails

This week I was reading an article on the Washington Post website about how authors can market themselves using cheap (or free!) online tools.

It had a link to a new social networking site called She Writes. I had a gander at it and got really excited. It seemed like it might be just the place for me to connect with other writers and, possibly, find someone who understands romance and can be a good critique buddy for me.

I signed up. And the site nearly stopped working.

I don’t know what the problem is, but I’ve tried it in three different browsers. Maybe my computer needs something or I should download something?

I’ve signed up to be part of several groups on the site and have just started connecting with others. But I have to refresh the site about a dozen times (and that isn’t an exaggeration) to see a page properly, and it hasn’t allowed me to submit any comments for the past day.

Has anyone else had this problem?

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3 responses to “She writes, she promotes, she fails

  1. Sorry about not getting to your blogsite earlier. She Writes is a networking tool, with loads of great advice. There is a group on how to market your books. There are groups on how to find markets. Thanks for joining She Writes Romance. It won’t be a place to promote your books, necessarily, but it is a place where you can meet other women who write, promote, edit, and publish. If you jhave questions about some of the perks, just ask.

  2. PS…if you have a firewall installed on your computer, you have to allow permission on every page. I have to do that, too, but it’s worth the safety of the firewall. The entire place is crammed full of javascripts that track and report. A lot of the java is harmless, but there are some wicked spyware things out there, and you certainly don’t want to take it home with you. LOL!

  3. PS to my PS…if you are looking for a critique buddy, there are a lot of writers who would volunteer…but be careful in your friendships. Some authors don’t miss a beat to lift your great ideas and run with them. Unless you know your critique partner pretty well, and trust him or her, you could end up with your “partner” usurping your story and subbing it. It’s not a pleasant thought, but it happens to all of us sooner or later. Take care!

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