Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Federation of Poets Thanks George Arnold

Thank-you George Arnold

George Arnold, our current National Coordinator is moving to New Zealand, and even though he'll still be a part of the Federation of Poets, and is one of the original members, his hands on approach for our Canadian members will surely be missed, He will continue the CFP tradition in his new home in New Zealand as he joins his wife. His contact will still be the same, so be sure to keep in touch with him.

It has been a joy, a privilege and an honour to work with George all these years, and I deeply wish him much success in his new country.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Do you Twitter - Social Marketing and Poets

Do you Twitter? Social Marketing and Poets

Many of you may not have entered the world of social marketing, and many of you may be mastering it. So I'll just take a few minutes to give you a very easy tool you should be using to promote your poetry. - this community has exploded and is rivaling Google and Facebook for popularity of use. In fact it has become such an important part of traffic generation and relationship building, that all the top topics at seminars have a twitter expert on board.

It is a fast way to update users with instant messages, or tell them what you're up to, events you are going to, exchange tips, tricks and ideas, and so much more.

You have 140 characters to get the message out fast, and often, and it is a great tool.

Go here:

start your own free account, and select the follow me option.
You will get a feel for what it is, and what you can use it for to promote yourself, and poetry.

If you're thinking how do I share my poetry in 140 characters, simply create a blog post on your blog or where ever and post your poem and create a link you put in your twitter message to drive readers there.

Use this tool to create a small link:

Here is a sample twitter post:

Read my latest poem "I am a wild child" at

Plus you can also have your twitter post autofeed to your Facebook page if you have one. If you don't that's next.

Check out my page: Tracy Repchuk's Facebook Page

And yes, both of these are good for poets.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Facebook for Poetry Promotion

FaceBook for Promotions

So we have talked about Blogs, Twitter, YouTube, Kindle and ebooks -now I'll turn your focus to FaceBook.

Facebook is a social networking website that allows you to create a user profile, a fan page, post your events, communicate to others, instant chat with online friends, leave text messages, create a community of like-minded people, and promote your stuff – ALL FOR FREE.

Here is my page –

Go there, and start your own FaceBook page.

Click on the Green Sign Up button.

Add your photo – this is the first thing you want to do.

You can easily customize the page, and getting friends is as easy as requesting them.

You can post comments on other people’s pages, bringing attention to yourself immediately.

You can upload photos and videos

Facebook has more than 250 million active users (and among those are a lot of poets),

And the fastest growing demographic is over age 35.

More than 1 billion pieces of content are shared every week

More than 2.5 million events (lets get some poetry ones in there) are created every month

More than 120 million visitors every day

This is an environment just waiting for you – and creating your page is as easy as following their instructions.

So let’s go poets – and create your FaceBook page and start promoting your Poetry, poetry organizations, connecting – let’s get together and do this!

Tracy Repchuk
Bestselling author of 31 Days to Millionaire Marketing Miracles
President and Founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets

PS - Join the Federation of Poets Today