This entry is all about connecting.
I started out with a family that did not understand what I was doing, and this wasn't just about my writing. I realized that to promote anything, even books, I had to get myself seen. I had tried with the website, but I was getting very few views.
When I joined Facebook groups a common theme through all these was being visible. I will be the first one to admit that I have always hated public speaking. We had a section on it when I was in grade 7, and I dreaded each day we had to deliver our speeches. So, the idea of doing video was something I resisted for a long time.
I was active in my groups to a certain degree. I loved the togetherness that I saw in these groups and the willingness of everyone to help each other. I was new in business, and, many times, did not feel qualified enough to answer questions, even if I had what I thought might be a valuable opinion.
I did start participating in my groups more though, and the other members started to communicate with me. It was fun and very gratifying.
One thing I did finally do was to start doing Facebook Lives in one of the groups I ran, and, after a nail biting first try, I started to enjoy it. I am not sure if the time of day was off, but I was getting none of my members to attend my presentations. I kept trying, though.
I have gone live in one of the groups I am a member of, The Smart Bitch Collective, and I was happy with the results.
Now that I have started my own group, I see the need for visibility and connection. I communicate with so many people, and I am finding some that I know I can help with my group "Transition to Success". Now, I friend those members who I think would benefit from the group and, over time, invite them into the group. I take any chance I can get to discuss my group and what is does. Now I make sure I am out there making myself and my group visible.
Currently I am running my first paid program that I hope will also bring people into my group.