Really important. To get by in this world one must be willing to self promote whenever possible and be unafraid to big-up oneself. One needs to be outgoing and confident and open and intelligent, very many things all at once to be sure that people take notice when you speak. One needs to be colourful and original. One needs to have a very clear idea of who and what they are, and what they are selling and, therefore, who to talk to about it.
All these things, I am slowly working on.
I’m talking about this, because I took a look at my Twitter account today and found three new stalkers. Not in a scary for illegal sense, since stalking is, apparently, socially acceptable now (what do you think sites like MySpace, Facebook and Twitter are for anyway?!), but in a ‘ooh, now that’s nice, who are these people?’ sort of way. I still don’t know who they are, but when I opened up my Twitter account to be more public, I knew this sort of thing would happen. I knew I’d attract notice that I didn’t necessarily know or ask for. But that’s what I wanted. Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Myspace, Vivo, all of these things are fantastic social networking tools to get one’s name out there and into the world. The internet is an incredible facility to get your name known as well, providing a connection to the rest of the world that is almost instant.
Case in point; I’m writing this now, from my study, but, once I’m done writing, I’ll click ‘Publish’ and my words will be available for the entire world to read. …but only if they can find me.
So… I figure its time to let more of you know how to find me and keep up with what I’m doing.
Yes, I know, I know. Crazed, right? But I took the plunge and I have no separated my Facebook accounts for the purposes of personal socialising gaff and writing. My own Facebook profile will not be linked here at any point, however, the profile for my work can be found here:
Ileandra Young’s Facebook Page
Feel free to become my friend and keep an eye on the happenings there which will work in a way similar to my Twitter feed, updating you with how my writing is progressing, projects on the go and planned for the future.
There is already a Twitter feed linked into these pages, showing the last five posts from my profile page. However, if you would like to follow me there, then, by all means look me up.
My Twitter profile is easy to find and actually contains a sample of my art work in the form of my profile picture. Going forward, I’ll probably change that to my monogram, but we’ll see how it goes. I’m looking forward to having a sign or symbol to represent my work, kind alike the Facebook F or the Twitter birdie thingy.
I do have an account here. At the moment its not populated with very much, though I’m hoping to get video footage up of either things I’ve made (stop-start animation) or things I’ve done (radio, dancing, live sketch sessions). This is all work in progress, but, for the moment, its good to tell you guys, as well as remind myself that the account is there. There’s no profile details as yet, but, if you look for Ileandra Young, that will be me, popping up.
I have several email accounts, depending on your preferred client. The primary pair I use for the purposes of speaking to people professionally about writing are on Hotmail and Googlemail. Please feel free to use these (if you aren’t using the blog) to speak to me about what is going on.
There are also other places you can find me, like The Ice Wolf Tavern, Zuben, DemonFM, East Midlands Roleplayers, but for now, the three named above are going to be the primary show cases for my work. Other than this blog and the website around it of course.