Sunday 20 December 2015

neetsmarketing One Year On

Well, neetsmarketing is one year old and I can’t quite believe it.

I’ve worked as a Freelance Social Media Manager for some exciting clients this year, including Corazon Books, Jane Bidder, Eliza Redgold, and Libertà Books (Jenny Haddon writing as Sophie Weston, and Evelyn Ryle writing as Joanna Maitland). And I ran two social media courses for writers in Surrey. I also continued as Social Media Manager for the Historical Novel Society, and am currently setting up a Social Media Team for the HNS; plus I'm Publicity Officer for the next HNS conference in September 2016 #HNSOxford16.

Exciting news!

The Romantic Novelists’ Association has accepted me as an Associate Member from 2016, a real honour. This does mean that I’ll need to leave the fantastic RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme, but after five years I think it’s time to free up a place for someone else (more on this in my end of year neetswriter post).

Also, Jane Bidder has asked me to speak at the Freelance Media Group in London on 14 March about Social Media for Writers. This is such a privilege, and I'm excited to be asked.

As you’ll know, social media changes all of the time. This year, Twitter changed ‘favourite’ to ‘like’ and amended the star to a love heart; and the ‘Quote Tweet’ option has changed the way in which retweets are done. Direct messages on Twitter have space for more characters than they used to and they can now be sent to groups. Facebook adverts for books are becoming more sophisticated with beautifully designed banners and a ‘Shop Now’ button. Instagram is growing and lots of authors and book bloggers are now over there. These are just a few of the changes from this year, and I plan to go through all of my 2015 posts in the new year to ensure that the terminology and advice is as up-to-date as possible.

Here are my three most popular posts from 2015: 

3 Ways to Retweet on Twitter (rewritten 18 March 2016)

I’ve also had some wonderful, generous guests, and here follow the most popular three guest posts. Other fab guest posts by Liz Fenwick, Talli Roland, Alison Morton, Julie Stock, Jane Holland and E.M. Powell can be found here.

Three most popular Guest Posts from 2015:

This neetsmarketing blog has received more support than I ever expected, and I'd like to thank everyone who has shared my links on social media, and who has read and commented on my posts in 2015. 

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and see you in 2016!


  1. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and thank you for providing writers with such an informative blog x

    1. Thank you, Wendy for all of your support! Happy Christmas :-)x

  2. I intend to catch up on all your splendid advice over the hols! Jan xx

    1. Thanks for reading, Jan and for your support! Hope you have a lovely Christmas and best wishes for 2016 :-)

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    1. Thank you, Helen! Merry Christmas to you too :-)

  4. Have a great Christmas and thanks for all your support,retweets etc.

    1. You're welcome, Anne! Thanks for your support too, and hope you have a lovely Christmas :-)