18 months or so ago my wife (artist/illustrator) and I decided to switch careers from SEO/digital marketing based (I’ve worked in SEO marketing for 15+ years) to creating children’s picture books under the pen name M.D. Law.

That Greedy Goat Just Cannot Stay Rough Illustration 2

That Greedy Goat Just Cannot Stay Rough Illustration 2 -by Marie Law-

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We’ve created around ten complete picture book manuscripts, some mock up picture book illustrations and set out to find a literary agent.

I switched my social media accounts (Facebook/Twitter @DavidLaw) to promote the new career path (lost a LOT of Twitter followers**) and set about building an author platform.

Finding A Literary Agent: The Balance Between Author/Agent/Publisher is Seriously Messed Up

Finding A Literary Agent: The Balance Between Author/Agent/Publisher is Seriously Messed Up

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Building a social media author platform was easy, finding a literary agent, not so much!

To cut a short story even shorter, finding a needle in a haystack in a field of haystacks, with your hands tied behind your back would be significantly easier than finding a literary agent: the balance between author/agent/publisher is seriously messed up.

Sooooo, that didn’t go to plan :-( Time to move on, we plan to publish via Kickstarter sometime in the future (no rush).

** In hindsight I should have registered new social media accounts for the author platform and kept my old accounts focused on SEO marketing. Even though we’ve given up on finding a literary agent and selling picture books I still started another Twitter account for picture books just in case:

Now that I’m over my mid-life crisis :-) time to move back into freelance SEO marketing : it’s a lot of fun writing picture books, but I have to admit, I’ve missed the challenge of trying to increase Google traffic etc… to business sites.

Twitter Analytic Statistics

Couple of weeks ago I began switching my social media accounts back to SEO marketing and it’s resulted in a nice jump in Twitter engagement etc… time for Twitter analytics statistics… for My Personal Twitter Account:

Note: at the time of the screenshot the Twitter account had around 7,000 followers.

All Twitter metrics are on the up.

Twitter Analytics Tweet Activity Statistics

Twitter Analytics Tweet Activity Statistics

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Prior to switching back to SEO marketing my Tweet impressions were at a very low point of below 1,000 impressions a day. Two weeks after going back to SEO and posting promotional type Tweets it’s hitting 8,000 impressions a day.

Still a lot of work to do, but it’s definitely moving in the right direction.

2018 Twitter Analytic Statistics

It’s over a year since I published this article and the Twitter analytics stats are better now, almost at 100,000 Twitter impressions a month.

One Hundred Thousand Twitter Impressions

One Hundred Thousand Twitter Impressions

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Although I’ve worked on followers for this account I’ve not spent much time building impressions/engagement. I’ve been a bit busy with other Twitter accounts like one on Brexit which is heading towards one million Twitter impressions a month.

One Million Twitter Impressions

One Million Twitter Impressions

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It’s not my only Twitter account in the high hundreds of thousands of Twitter impressions.

David Law : Freelance SEO Consultant

David Law
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: Freelance SEO Consultant with over 15 years of SEO and Search Engine Marketing experience... Creator of multiple WordPress SEO Themes and SEO Plugins.

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