In this month’s Links Roundup, we’ve got great advice for writers trying to build their online author platforms PLUS an awesome Web design tool for people who love color, and lots of it!
12 Most Simple Social Media Mistakes We All Make via Ragan.com — There are a lot of articles out there telling you what to do when it comes to social media—but what about what NOT to do? Rebekah Radice pinpoints the most common mistakes people make on social media so you can avoid them and boost your credibility.
Where Do Readers Hang Out Online The Most? via Jody Hedlund — Somewhere out there is someone just waiting to read your work. The trick is to find them! In this blog post, author Jody Hedlund provides awesome insight into the most effective ways an author can expand his or her brand and interact with potential readers.
What Writers Need To Know About Tumblr via GalleyCat — Tumblr is a fantastic—and extremely fun—social media tool. This article describes how writers can best use it to promote their efforts. Just try not to get distracted by all the cat memes!
Color Palette Generator via Stephen DeGraeve — Sometimes a single picture can inspire your entire site’s design. With this nifty little tool, you can upload any image from the Web and it will generate two color palettes for you to draw from, complete with the hexadecimal codes to use in your design. Cool!
8 Great Author Websites via Apt Design — Need some inspiration before you commit to a design for your author website? Check out these 8 amazing examples of sophisticated, professional design. And if that’s not enough, you can also check out our own design portfolio, of course.
Photo by Darwin Bell.