Well, it is one exciting night! Super Bowl 44, is that right? Man, that’s along time. I went into it kind of neutral. I wanted to the Saints to will because they’ve never had the opportunity before, but I’ve always like the Colts. My immediate family was split on who they wanted to win, so I decided to just play referee and make sure no one got hurt. 🙂 We used to watch pro football all the time when I was younger. As things changed and teams switched all over the place, I lost interest. This year it has been really exciting to see the Saints make it all the way.
Every year I’m amazed and maybe even shocked at times by the commercials. Where do people come up with this stuff? This year my favorite was the Doritos commercial where the little boy slaps the guy about to take his mother out on a date and tells him about his two rules. “One, stay away from my momma. Two, stay away from my Doritos.” LOL
All these commercials got me to thinking about promotion. The how, where and especially when to start making a name for yourself. I’ve read a lot about getting started before you sell. It makes sense. Get your name out there and recognized. A good brand is one of the most important things an author has to sell her books.
We aspiring authors can get a jump on our PR and make our life a little easier when we finally do get “the call.” Google is great resource to check and see if your tagline, slogan or name is unique. Go ahead and take that next step and at least lock in your domain name, especially those of you with common names. I really didn’t think I’d have a problem since mine is so different, but I did find one other person with my “exact” name living in Czechoslovakia. Now, wouldn’t I have been shocked if I had waited, only to find my name unavailable when I went to set up my website? I shudder to think. LOL
Golden Heart winner Jenn Stark has some helpful tips on her site about branding. (http://www.JennStark.com/).
Well, halftime is over!!! Back to the game. The score is 10 to 6 at the moment. A real nail bitter. 🙂
Any tips or experiences with promotion you’d like to share?
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