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Month: August 2017

Hi everyone, Trynda here.

Today, I’m bringing you a video about hashtags on social media. I’ve been doing a lot of research into how you use hashtags in your social media posts so, I thought I would share the tips that I’ve learned along the way with you guys. If you don’t know what a hashtag is, it’s basically a searchable keyword that allows two posts that are similar in content to be linked together. I’ve noticed that some authors don’t use hashtags as well as they could be so, I thought these tips would be useful to the community in general. If you’re interested in the hashtags specific to authors, then I suggest you hang on until the very end and we will get to those.

So, first off, I’m going to talk about formatting. When you’re putting hashtags in your posts, you don’t want to make them too long or too hard to read. They suggest keeping it no more than two to four words at max and if you have multiple words in the hashtag, you should be using CamelCase which is where you capitalize the first letter of each word in that sentence. When it comes to the frequency of hashtags you’re using in your post, it varies greatly between site to site. So, what I’m going to be covering today is Facebook, Twitter and instagram.

So, Twitter is basically where it all started originally and they recommend not putting more than two to four hashtags in a post otherwise, it comes off looking spammy and that really factors in heavily when you’re putting it on every single word. You want to try and avoid doing that because it comes off like you’re just a robot and that’s something you really want to avoid when you’re on social media.

The next one is instagram.
There’s a lot of variation on the amount of hashtags to put in particular post. Some people say between 11 and 30 which seems really high to me and some people said between two and three which also seems very low for instagram. So, I tend to put around five to ten hashtags on mine and I find that that works for getting a bit of engagement for me. A lot of this stuff depends on your audience and your analytics.

I’ll cover Facebook a little bit more in-depth because that one has a little bit more to it because it was a little bit late to the hashtag game and people didn’t seem to catch on to it the same way. This is mostly because on Facebook, it’s more influencers, brands and promoters trying to get their content across and this is just because most people who use Facebook have private personal accounts opposed to public promotional pages. So, with Facebook, they recommend not putting any more than two hashtags in a post.

Some people recommend putting them at the end of the post and some people recommend putting them in the post itself. I personally find that there’s not much difference for me so, I tend to put them in the post itself because it goes along my to me and it makes it easier to read I find. But that’s me and that’s my audience so, it definitely depends on what your audience is reflecting by how your insights area on the Facebook page is showing and if you haven’t looked at that, then you definitely should because that would give you all the analytics for the Facebook page and how your posts are performing. Twitter has something similar with the analytics area on their site and I would recommend looking into that as well. Instagram unfortunately doesn’t have a built in analytics area but a quick google search and you can find any type of analytics tool that suites your needs for Instagram.

I’m going to get into some specific author related hashtags now. If you’re ever wondering what type of hashtags people are using, you can look at other people’s posts and also search on their actual social media platform itself. That can be a huge help for finding what hashtags people are talking about at that time. You can also use a site called Hashtagify.me and that’ll tell you which ones are doing better than others and which ones have a bit more conversation going on about them. So, some of the really popular ones are:

Writing Specific

  • #amWriting 
  • #amEditing
  • #WIP
  • #writersLife
  • #writersTip

Genre Specific

  • #Fantasy /  #ScienceFiction
  • #amWritingFantasy
  • #amWritingScienceFiction
  • #YALit
  • #Mystery

I could go on forever because it’s basically whatever genre you’re writing in and that’s a really popular one that helps you connect with people or your same genre.

There’s also a few more like I do such as #MotivationMonday & #ShakespeareSunday.

Those aren’t necessarily specific to the author community but those ones can help you get your exposure out there to communities that you may not necessarily connect with otherwise.

So, I think that’s it for now guys, if you enjoyed this video, make sure to leave a like and subscribe to my channel. I would love to hear what you guys are using for hashtags in your posts so, leave a comment down below so we can chat about it a little more or you can connect with me on social media, I’m @TryndaEAdair on all social media platforms. Revival Episode 3 is now available and you can also preorder Revival Episode 4. If you haven’t experienced anything in the Revival series, then I’ll recommend checking out the Revival Prologue which is a free short story that I wrote back in 2012.

So, that’s it for now guys and I will talk to you guys later.

Go Not Gently by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist – http://audionautix.com/

Hi everyone, Trynda here.

For those of you who don’t know me, I am the author of the post-apocalyptic Revival short story series and today, I’m bring you a new video called Manuscript chat.

In this video series, I’m going to talk about the manuscripts that I’m working on, what struggles and ideas I come with along the way and just kind of an overall feel of how I go about making the stories that I craft and the universe that they’re in.

So, I start off first with talking about the manuscript briefly that I’m working on now and I’ll move into how the universe I’m working on sort of develop.

Right now, I’m working on a manuscript that has the running title On Fallen Wings, which will change eventually and I will put a link to the working progress tag I did about it because I answered a few questions like give you a good intro into On Fallen Wings. To summarize On Fallen Wings quickly, it is an urban fantasy that is about a guard who went into hiding in the mortal world to save herself from the one who wanted to kill her.

On Fallen Wings originally came from my curiosity of wanting to know why Polytheistic religions of the ancient world fell away to the Menolistic religions that we have today.

It really started with this one question that I had in the back of my mind when I was learning about the ancient world and that was, what if Lucifer had been framed? You see it all through history of the winners not necessarily being the good guys writing what every body knows and it made me curious of what I could do with that little twist on what we know today from Christian theology.

Once I had that question, I knew that I had to make a universe that I could write Indefinitely in so I could write in any genre that I really wanted to because there were so many stories I really wanted to write about and all these different ideas that I have buzzing in my head that I would love to type back and forth. Two of my greatest inspirations are destiny and the dark soul series because there’s such a strong community around these two games and the law around them that’s scattered throughout all of the different aspects of the game that you can dig up and piece together if you have the time and energy to do it. I wanted to be able to create stand alone stories and then be able to hide little ties to my other stories in the same universe together and with that, I created the Elohim universe or Elohim, however you say it. I am not the person to ask about that.

So, I think that’s where I’m gonna wrap it up for now guys, I’m not too sure what’s gonna come with this video for now guys, it’s a little rumbly, if you enjoyed watching it, leave a like and subscribe to my channel. If you have any questions for my next video or suggestions for what you’ll like me to talk about, leave them in the comments down below or you can reach me on social media.

You can now get Revival episode four for preorder and Revival episode three is also available and if you’d like some more short stories and other world building aspects and it’s little bit more in depth, you can head over to my Patreon.

I will link everything down below for you guys and I’ll talk to you guys later.

Go Not Gently by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist – http://audionautix.com/

Hi everyone.

Trynda here, I decided to take my writer update outside because it was too gorgeous not to so, I am in Bonny castle park today doing my update for you.

So first off, I have some videos I’d like to tell you about. I have the Authortube Editing Tag that went up last week on my channel and you can go and check that out in the link down below and I also did the TBR book bag video for my top 5 to be read book.

I also have to tell you about Revival Episode 3 and 4. Episode three is now up and available for anyone who would like to grab a copy of it, you can also get Revival prologue, I put that in insta freebie as well, if you’re on there you can check that out. Revival (Episode 4) is now available for free order at most of the major distributors, there might still be a few that are slow coming but they will be added to the links down below as soon as I get them up and going.

There’s a new short story going up for my Patrons on Patreon which is called The Diary and you can get a copy of that, I have ebook mobi and PF up on insta freebee. I think that’s my new favorite site all of a sudden, if you haven’t checked out my Patreon I suggest you go have a look at that, it’s only a dollar a month for the short stories and there’s also world building and behind the scenes content that is exclusive to Patrons that no one else gets to see.

If you haven’t had a chance to sign up for my email list, you can do so at the link down below and get a free short story that is exclusive to my Patreons and anyone who signs up for my mailing list.

So, last few weeks, I haven’t had a whole lot of time to record videos, well with one of my best friends getting married and helping my mother out at her ice cream shop but I will be returning my videos to their normal schedule of Tuesday and Wednesday upload so, keep an eye out for those and I think that’s it for now guys, if you like this video make sure to leave a like and subscribe for more videos like this. And if you have any thoughts or questions or anything you’d Ike to see in the channel, make sure to leave a comment in the comment section down below and I will talk to you guys later.

Past Videos:
Authortube Tag | Editing – https://youtu.be/9GWk4aGYzIA
The Bookbag | 5 TBR – https://youtu.be/8wNBWd1hy1Y

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My Books:
Revival (Episode 4) is available for pre order – https://books2read.com/RevivalEpisode4

Revival (Episode 3) is now available – https://books2read.com/RevivalEpisode3

Get Revival (Episode 2) – https://books2read.com/RevivalEpisode2

Get Revival (Episode 1) – https://books2read.com/RevivalEpisode1

Get a FREE copy of Revival (Prologue) – https://books2read.com/RevivalPrologue
or at Instafreebie – https://www.instafreebie.com/free/DM9Eo

Other Links:
Twitch Channel – https://www.twitch.tv/skyedwards

Join my mailing list for a FREE Short Story – http://eepurl.com/cNQO8D

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Go Not Gently by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist – http://audionautix.com/