When I first got involved with social media management back in 2008 and started Scully Love Promo, it was because I wanted to work with musicians. After all, I have been a music fan my entire life, and having the privilege of working with so many amazing recording artists has been one of the great pleasures of my life. I don’t know what I was thinking but it was never my intention to become a marketer, I simply wanted to help artists with their social media. However, as we now know, today, it’s all about marketing.
After one of the most challenging, if not the most challenging year of our lives, I have decided that I need things to change and I need my life to be less stressful because my hair has been falling out. I’m committed to doing what it takes to make that happen including a change of diet, change of residence, and career change. I will be 57 years old in January and I can no longer work 12 hours a day at my desk, and in fact, I find seven hours a day to be a challenge, both physically and mentally.
You may already know that I have been working as a copy editor for some time and so far, this year, I have had the honour and pleasure of editing four books. I invite you to visit my new website for Bodacious Copy at bodaciouscopy.com for details. I want to do more of this work because I enjoy it and I’m planning to study editing through Queen’s University, beginning in January, to become accredited for the skills I have developed over the past 35 years. You may ask why I am calling my new business Bodacious Copy and the reasons are twofold: “Bodacious” has been a nickname of mine since my college days, and creating bodacious copy is what I do.
As of January 2021, I will be offering my services as a social media marketer using Twitter ONLY because I can no longer keep up with the constant changes and frustrations of the Facebook and Instagram platforms. I have personally had the most success using Twitter without having to spend money on ads than with any other platform. I have a strategic plan for how I can best assist musicians and writers with their goals, using Twitter.
These days, it’s more important than ever that musicians get as many listeners and followers (followers are most important) on Spotify and YouTube as possible, particularly for those who have monetized their YouTube channels. So, it makes sense that we should be using Twitter to connect with Spotify playlist curators and other music curators (because there are many out there), radio stations, and podcasts who will play your music. The connections that we can make on Twitter with music industry professionals who could be helpful to your career are significant. You simply need a plan to utilize this platform to the best of your abilities and this is what I want to focus on moving forward.
For first-time or self-published authors, it is important to connect with capable industry professionals who can assist with copy editing, proofreading, interior layout, book cover design, and marketing, as well as with publishing houses, university and literary presses, literary agencies, bloggers, and other online publications who will publish your work. And of course, you’ll be looking for readers. I can help you find them.
If you know of any musicians or writers who would like to have assistance with their Twitter marketing, or of anyone who needs an experienced, capable copy editor, I would be delighted if you would share my contact info with them. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, just write me a note and let me know how you’re doing.
Thank you to everyone who has trusted me over the years with your social media marketing and copy editing. You know who you are. You have enriched my life and allowed me to fulfil my dream of being my own boss, and I am deeply grateful.
My best wishes to you for a happy holiday season despite whatever challenges you may be facing.