At the start of May I announced a project, a month of digital stories. How has it played out so far?
- I build each day's entry in my New Digital Storytelling blog . That content automatically feeds my Amazon author page.
- Then I carry each post over to my Goodreads author blog, which lets me use most HTML.
- Next I copy the resulting page content to the book's Facebook page, and paste in as much as that site's update text field allows (420 characters, I think).
- All of this is backed by two book information and purchase sites, from the publisher and Amazon.
So what are the effects? It's hard to say. The book is selling ("#57,679 in Books", just now, says Amazon), but I can't determine how much is driven by this daily posting. No comments on these sites yet, nor links to specific items (a couple to the WordPress site).
Personally, it's very rewarding. First, it helps me rethink examples of the many types of new digital storytelling. Second, it's handy to have a giant pile of stories to use.
Meanwhile my blog-based Dracula project hums along. Jonathan Harker is beginning to realize things are Not Good.
(photo of Barbara Ganley, myself, and the Cogdog)