Writers are asking me:  “Coach Teresa, how do I go about promoting myself, my writings/books/causes year-round and not run out of ideas?”

Let’s take this month – May

Did you know that May is:
•   National Arthritis Month
•    Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
•    Better Hearing and Speech Month
•    National Bike Month
•    International Business Image Improvement Month
•    Creative Beginnings Month
•    Family Wellness Month
•    Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
•   Get Caught Reading Month
•    Gifts From the Garden Month
•    Haitian Heritage Month
•    Heal the Children Month
•    National Hepatitis Awareness Month
•    Jewish American Heritage Month
•    Latino Books Month
•    National Meditation Month
•    Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

•    National Mental Health Month
•    Motorcycle Safety Month
•    Older Americans Month
•    National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
•    Personal History Month
•    National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
•    National Salsa Month
•    National Stroke Awareness Month
•    Teen Self-Esteem Month
•    International Victorious Woman Month
•    Women’s Health Care Month

Whether you’re sending out press releases or blogging or broadcasting via social media, be sure to link your name and work to these recognized dates.

For example, I use my novel Love Made of Heart to inspire adult-children of mentally-ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas and to gain resources for their families. For my press release, my headline could be:  Author Honors Her Parent & National Mental Health Month with Love Made of Heart.

Cheers from Writing Career Coach Teresa LeYung Ryan!

To find more ways to link your name to recognized dates, get Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW (paperback) $22.00


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3 Responses to “Coach Teresa, how do I go about promoting myself, my writings, books, causes year-round and not run out of ideas?”

  • Deborah says:

    Thanks Teresa for this long list of national causes. In what ways do you recommend a writer use just one of them, beyond a blog post?

    And I see you have used dozens of web tags on this post. WordPress cautions users of their site to add no more than five or six tags per post. This maybe for their internal search engine or SEO? I’m new to WP & blogging.

    What is your experience on using national topic tags? Do you get new subscribers?

  • admin says:

    Hi, Deborah!
    So good to hear from you. I look forward to being on a panel with you again.
    My workbook Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days has a section about how to link the subject matters in your books to the national and international dates–for press releases, etc. Every month, there’s at least one “cause” that you can link to your books.
    Spin press release headlines to draw attention to your mission statement (how to do this–also in my workbook). The question about WordPress cautioning the use of more than half-a-dozen tags per post–please go to Cyberspace Guru Linda Lee’s blog and ask her that question–that way your URL will show up on her site http://askmepc-webdesign.com/hub/blog/
    Also, Linda is the creator of http://wordpresscentral.org/
    Since my primary blog is inside my website and I pay for webhosting (without the restrictions of a free blog)… I’ve never run into any issues over too many tags, but, I could be wrong; Linda would have the answers. Again, Deborah, I wish to express my desire to be on the same authors panel with you this year or next. Or, how about co-teaching a class–we both write fiction and we use the same devices to entertain young and not-so-young readers.
    Writing Career Coach Teresa

  • Deborah says:

    Thanks for more helpful tips. I do have your book but have had zero time to do much (our family has had a long run of illness). I will get to using your book as soon as I can. And I’m looking forward to the next time we see each other.

    Co-teaching a class with you sounds intriguing. Also I’ve wanted to work with children again, perhaps in family workshops or home school workshops on “Fiction Fun” – writing plus reading like a writer.

    And thanks for the link, I’ll check out what Linda Lee has to say on her blog.

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