Thursday 14 December 2017

neetsmarketing Round-Up and Top Posts 2017

It's been three years since I launched neetsmarketing (this is my neetswriter post from December 2014). 2017 has been an interesting year with my new role as tutor at Richmond Adult Community College, Surrey (UK) being a highlight.

Here’s a round-up of 2017 with a few pics, plus my top three posts (most page views) of the year, and since the launch of this blog.

On my way to the London Book Fair 2017
In March, I went to the London Book Fair (see my #lbf17 tweets here), which I always enjoy attending as I get to catch up with author friends and listen to the informative talks at Author HQ. This year, I pitched my novel to an agent, and received positive feedback which was lovely (still working on that novel-see neetswriter post out soon!).

My talk at RNA London and South East Chapter, April 2017
I was invited to give a talk at the London and South East Chapter of the Romantic Novelists’ Association (RNA) in April, which was an honour as I’ve been a member of the RNA since 2010, and have attended a few London and South East Chapter meetings in the past (see tweets from my #neetsapr17 talk and Twitter exercise here).

My Social Media Course for Writers, May 2017
I ran my Social Media Courses for Writers at new venue, the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in May (#neetspring17 tweets here) and October (#neetsoct17 tweets here), and more courses are planned for 2018. In July, I attended the RNA conference at Harper Adams University (see my #RNAConf17 tweets here). This was a fantastic conference, and I wrote a post about the weekend here.

Lizzie Lamb and Adrienne Vaughan looking through my kitchen window at RNA Conference

Della Galton mentioned my writing and social media blogs on her Dear Della advice page in the October 2017 issue (192) of Writers’ Forum, and in October, Elaine Everest invited me to run a one day Social Media Course for Writers for her writing class, The Write Place in Kent. 

In November, I started teaching my new course, Social Media for Writers and Bloggers at Richmond Adult Community College. The next 10 week courses start 11 January and 26 April 2018.

Selfie at Richmond Adult Community College
Also, I ran my first Social Media Course for Writers Part II (due to requests from former course attendees). Two Part II/Refresh courses are booked with the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in 2018, and I’ll be emailing former attendees who have expressed interest in this course in January.

A lovely bunch on my first Social Media Course for Writers Part II (Nov 2017)
The RNA Winter Party/ Industry Awards returned to an old (and favourite) venue at the library, 1 Birdcage Walk in London-a beautiful room; and I enjoyed catching up with lots of friends.

Me and fab friend, Jules Wake at RNA Winter Party/Industry Awards, Nov 2017

Top Three neetsmarketing Posts published in 2017:

1. Beginner’s Guide to Twitter for Writers 2017 (to be updated in New Year)

Top Three Posts since launch of neetsmarketing blog:

Me and Sue Bentley, Nov 2017

I’ve worked for some interesting and lovely clients this year, doing training on social media via phone/ Skype or face-to-face and drafting social media plans for some. In 2017, my clients have included J.F. Kirwan (Nadia Laksheva series), Anna Belfrage (The Graham Saga Series and The Kings Greatest Enemy series), Helen Matthews (After Leaving the Village), Sue Bentley (Magic Kitten series for children age 5-8, and YA dark psychological thriller, We Other), Alice Peterson (A Song for Tomorrow), Emma Burstall (The Cornish Guest House-Tremarnock series).

Having fun with Alice Peterson and Emma Burstall-doing social media training, Nov 2017
My courses for 2018:

Find out more about my courses and book via my website (where there are also quotes from former attendees and endorsements from clients). Dates are below:

3 March York (fully booked, there is a waiting list)
10 week courses at Richmond Adult Community College, start 11 January and 26 April 2018

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, and thank you for reading my posts and supporting my blog in 2017!