Having Fun on YouTube

Maui-BIsland2009 037This might seem like shameless promotion – and it is!  But it’s the best kind – the kind that will help you whether you’re following me because you’re a reader or a writer.

I’ve launched a YouTube channel.  Yes, you heard it here first – well, third, because it’s been feeding Twitter and Facebook with messages already.  Interested?  Just visit YouTube and search on Yvonne Kohano (or link to the latest video posted via Facebook).

Why am I adding video blogging to everything else on my plate?  The reason is simple, and gets back to promotion.  Not everyone is on Facebook.  Not everyone follows Twitter.  And searching for the latest funny animal video or how-to set of instructions on YouTube isn’t for everyone either.

But taken together, I reach more people , letting them know something about me and my writing, if I appear in all of these places.  If you think it’s crazy, imagine this.  I ran a teeny-tiny Facebook ad – and doubled my followers in less than a week.  I started tweeting about writing, and had even better results.  And 10 people, most of whom I don’t think I know, watched my first video – over a holiday that isn’t known for people spending time on computers.

What will I video blog about?  Writing, mostly.  The video I uploaded today is about famous pen names and why people used them.  (I included mine, famous yet or not!)  I will be uploading video and written blogs with writing tips I pick up at ThrillerFest and RWA National over the next couple of weeks.  And I’m going back through my files to find other good information about the craft of writing.

If you’re a reader, these tips are designed to help you understand why you might love one book and hate another.  If you’re a writer, you’ll learn from my mistakes – and hopefully avoid repeating them!  For everyone, I hope the videos – and this blog – are informative and fun.

Enjoy!

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