So Kristen Lamb made a post earlier this week about being sticky. Mentally sticky, that is. Because advertising doesn’t sell books. People sell books. And part of the secret of that, and the heart of her WANA (We Are Not Alone) mantra, is that you sell yourself as a brand. She talks a lot about how we, as writers, are too insular, we write about writing (GUILTY), we talk to other writers about writing (MEGA GUILTY), and we read about writing (GUILTY). And while writers are awesome people to have in your corner, happy to help tweet and share and guest blog and interview, they are, ultimately, a limited population.
Kristen’s whole point is that we need to make more non-writer friends.
I’m gonna throw in an informal poll to prove my point.
Obviously I can’t see the results as I write this but I’m betting they’ll bear out that I heart my writer peeps and surround myself with them because, frankly, they make me happy.
But in a continuing effort to lead a WANA social media life, I’m gonna try to expand my horizons and prove that I’m actually a more well-rounded human being, I’m on a search for stuff to blog about that non-writer peeps might actually find interesting or entertaining. Now, obviously I can’t possibly squeeze anything NEW into my life, so I gotta troll through what’s already here.
There are probably things I’m not thinking of that I mentioned in passing. If it caught your fancy, let me know, and I’ll think about posting about it. I’m totally open to suggestions about how to be interesting to non-writer people.