I’m reading We Are Not Alone: The Writer’s Guide to Social Media, which I bought about a month ago and have only just not managed to sit down and focus on with a full brain (or as close to a full brain as I ever have before the hour of about 11 AM). I’m a big fan of Kristen’s blog, and had been eagerly awaiting the release of the book because, God knows, I need some DIRECTION! Her whole message is that a lot of what works in social media for businesses and commercial applications doesn’t work for writers. Well I’d figured that out, so I wanted to know what I’m supposed to DO in order to do this branding thing, ’cause, I tell you, I’m about halfway to clueless.
I’m not finished with the book yet, but I’m working my way through the exercises, happy to see I’ve done some things right (like branding Kait Nolan instead of something else). One of the things she’s having me do is come up with tags to describe myself and my brand. That’s what I’m working on this morning. Frankly, I’d never given any thought to tags beyond a sort of vague categorization of my posts, and I hadn’t realized that apparently Google and other search engines use TAGS in their algorithms before they use titles and content. Oops.
So I’m looking for help with tags for my brand. Here’s what I’ve got so far: Kait Nolan, writer, indie author, self publishing, paranormal romance, cooking, kitchen witchery, Mirus, standards, quality, action, indie publishing
Um, yeah, it’s a lot shorter list than I think it ought to be. So here’s where you come in. What kind of things do YOU associate with hearing my name? What have I been projecting the last few years?
Does “awesome” count? :0) I think you’ve covered most of it. Maybe “adventure” comes to mind a little.
That would be pretty darn cool to google the term “awesome” and be on the first page of results 😀
Definitely paranormal romance, but you’ve got that. Maybe put kitchen witchery last. It’s like a tantalizing tidbit.
Along with indie author and indie publishing, I would include bodacious and independent.
Look for very specific and unique words. It doesn’t matter how many you have though there might be an algorithm that limits how many words the bots will look for.
I try to make the headline and first paragraph of each blog post keyword rich. I am always amazed at how many searches pick those up.