Happy Goodreads Birthday to Me!

Image © richamehta310, found on Pixabay

Image © richamehta310, found on Pixabay

If somebody were to ask me what the most important thing about writing is, I’d say this: You have to establish a rhythm.

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It feels like I haven’t written in a lifetime. Ideas have come and gone faster than I could catch them. I’ve been filling the days that are no longer full of words with community building.

I’ve learned hard lessons in four years of online presence about community building – I think this time I’m getting close to having cracked it, though.

Why? Today, this happened!

200 likes200 fans on my little Facebook page. Something I never imagined would happen, if I’m honest.

Looking forward to the day when the words flow more freely, so that I can create more to share with you.

Until then, you can connect with me on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest to see what I’m enjoying online at the moment.

New Reviews And Opportunities to Connect

I added a couple of new reviews to the Stones in the Road page yesterday, so if you’re interested in finding out a bit more about my poetry, you can check those out.

Stones in the Road quote

Quote from reader Becky Jackson, Specialist Mentor at Falmouth University

Click on the image above to get to the Readers’ Comments page, and maybe add your own if you have read Stones in the Road: Poems of Grief and Growth.

I’m also experimenting with Google+ and Pinterest as new ways to connect with friends and fans. You can find a link to my Google+ page in the sidebar on the right. If you’re on Pinterest, leave a link to your profile in the comments, and I’ll be sure to follow you back.

Take care,

Casey

Five Benefits of Connecting With Casey Bottono on Facebook

  1. It will help you advance your writing dreams.

If you like my Facebook author page between now and New Year’s Eve, I am running a giveaway. You can be in with a chance of winning a copy of No Plot, No Problem, to help you get a start on your novel in 2015.

2. You will be able to stay up to date with what I am working on.

I post here once a week at best, but my Facebook author page is where the latest news will always be. I like to keep in touch and stay connected with my fans.

3. You can get involved with what I’m working on.

A lot of writers would have you believe that we’re solitary creatures, never happier than when we’re pecking at keyboards or devouring others’ literary masterpieces. For me, that couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m happy when I’m working, and happy when I’m reading. I’m happier still when I know there are people behind me! From time to time, I’ll ask a question of my fans, and you’ll be able to have input in what I’m writing.

4. You can connect with the people I admire in the world of writing.

One of the joys of being a writer and being online is the opportunity to network with other great writers. I’d like to introduce you to the work of those who have lit my path and inspired me. That’s another reason why we should connect on Facebook.

5, I will be eternally grateful.

To a writer, as to any artist, a ‘like’ is an acknowledgement that their work means something. By choosing to allow my updates into your newsfeed, you are saying that you value what I do. There is no higher praise.

If you’ve already ‘liked’ me on Facebook, why not share this post to spread the word? I look forward to connecting with you. 

Thanks for giving me a moment of your day.