New on the SFWA Blog: Online Reputation vs. Writer’s Platform

Recently, I got the chance to write about a topic that I feel is essential for every professional writer to think about. On the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Blog, I wrote an article entitled, “Thinking About Your Writer’s Platform? Consider Your Online Reputation First.” In the article, I discuss my opinions related to the importance of internet search, tracking, managing and fostering your online reputation, and potential ramifications for sloppy content.

Here’s a quote from my article:

Take a moment and think about the content you’re posting on various websites and forums. Are you comfortable with complete strangers reading what you’ve posted? What about your employer? Agent?

Online reputation management not only includes monitoring what people say about you, but also your strategy related to what, when and where you post your content. –SOURCE:

Be sure to read the rest of Thinking About Your Writer’s Platform? Consider Your Online Reputation First. on the SFWA blog and let me know what you think!

One Response to New on the SFWA Blog: Online Reputation vs. Writer’s Platform
  1. Paul Genesse


    Excellent article. You made me think, and your ideas reaffirmed my own views on my online presence. I definitely want to steer clear of certain topics. There’s just too much chance of something bad happening. Nuance and sarcasm do not always translate when they’re typed on the page.

    Best wishes,

    Paul Genesse
    Author of The Dragon Hunters

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