Social Media Tutoring
Because MWW is committed to helping you become a published writer, we talk a lot about social media. That’s because changes in the publishing industry have forced writers to become “author-preneurs”—marketers, promoters, social media experts, and much more. At MWW, we know how time-consuming and confusing these tasks can be, and so we offer a free, drop-in tutoring center called the Social Media Lab, which is staffed by Ball State students working as tutors. They will be available for quick 45-minute sessions and can offer quick tips on such things as the difference between a Facebook profile and a Facebook page, how to make your blog “findable,” or how to hashtag on Twitter more effectively.
These sessions are a great way to reinforce (not replace) the lessons you take away from new media experts like Jane Friedman and Roxane Gay.
Bring your laptop and/or smartphone, and get ready to join the digital age!
Media Consultations and Tutoring are available only if you are registered for Part II and will be onsite Friday and Saturday.
We strongly encourage you to go into your Social Media Lab appointment with a specific question or skill you’d like to learn. These questions should get you thinking.
- Do you have: a Facebook profile, Twitter account, LinkedIn account, a blog?
- Are you active on these accounts? How active? How long have you been using them?
- Are these accounts primarily for personal or professional use? Or both? Are you connected to other writers and publishing personnel?
- If you have more than one of the items in number one, are they interconnected? (For example does your twitter feed show up on your blog or Facebook feed? Or does your blog feed show up on your LinkedIn profile page?)
- If you have a blog, what is your primary use of this blog? (personal or professional or a little of both)
- What is the topic of your blog, if there is a topic or focus?
- How many followers does your blog have? And whose blogs do YOU follow?
- Do you know how many followers/friends/connections you have on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook?
- Are your followers mostly friends and family members, or are they also professional connections? About what percentage of each are there?
- What 1 or 2 things do you most want to learn during your tutoring session?
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