This week I’m going to start a new type of post on my blog. Small Steps...Giant Gain. These will be small things that you can do to help yourself grow as a writer. There will be craft steps you can take, business steps and networking steps. They may even be short prompts, exercises, or a series of questions.
The common theme for this section though is the fact that it’s SHORT.
So without further ado, here’s the first one.
Have you considered your email signature line?
If you’re not certain what that is, it’s the line or lines including or directly below your signature that is automatically generated within your email program.
This one simple addition to my life has made it much easier for people to
- Find my blog.
- Buy my book.
- Follow me on Twitter and Facebook.
Here are the basics you should include:
- Your name and/or the name you write under.
- A link to your website.
- Your blog address.
- Your twitter account name.
- Your Facebook Fan Page link.
- A link to your latest book (if you write books).
- Keep your signature line to a maximum of 6 lines. Anything more and people lose interest.
- Try NOT to add graphics, these take longer to load and the person who receives the email has to click on a permission tab to see them and most of us don’t bother.
Here’s a screenshot of my iPad sig line to help you see what it looks like.
Although it doesn't look like it in the picture, the title of my book is a clickable link. Also, this is a slightly shorter sig line that I use with my iPad.
What do you like to see in someone else’s sig line? What do you include?
Don’t forget to join the conversation!