We live at the dawn of the digital age. With a little work, we can have hundreds of “friends” and followers. Nowadays, it doesn’t take a big achievement to have thousands of followers. We take for granted how easy it is to connect and to belong. I can imagine a teen-ager wondering how folks formed new connections and stayed in touch before the age of social media. Actually, sometimes I myself wonder.
Creative Folks Want to Be Noticed
All creative folks like their work to be noticed and appreciated. And if we’re lucky, we enjoy the ultimate experience of getting paid to share our talent. Social-media platforms help us to develop our brand, gain visibility and build an audience. We can choose from a large array of social-media networks to help us get noticed.
Lots of Small Fish Go Unnoticed
While huge networks like Facebook and Twitter have their benefits, each member is only a small fish in an ocean. If you are not well known, your voice and your presence can easily go unnoticed.
You Can Be a Big Fish
Many writers relish the opportunity to write a guest post on someone else’s blog. It gives us the chance to be a big fish for a time, even if it’s in a small pond. The exposure, a mini network effect, is the intangible but valuable benefit. A very effective way to increase your visibility and showcase your talent is to join a small network.
We Extend an Invitation
If you are a blogger, we invite you to investigate what the Life List Club is all about. Our small network will give you the opportunity to be a guest blogger twice a month. Your blog and your writing will be exposed to all our existing readers. You will make new friends. Just like any other network, the more connections it has, the more powerful our LLC network becomes.
How I Benefited
I’ve been a member for a mere three months. In that short time, I’ve made wonderful friendships with talented writers. My blog receives guest posts on a regular basis. Many of my visitors “discovered” my blog because I belong to the LLC. I haven’t asked them yet, but I’m sure some LLC members will want to write a review for me when my novel is completed.
The Life List Club encourages members to set goals that are shared publicly. This exercise provides good grounding for a self-evaluation. I can look back three months ago and see what I’ve accomplished since then.
Have you previously benefited from your membership in a network? Do you belong to a network that helps you to build an audience for your blog?