Leanne Regalla, who spends a lot of time coaching creative people on how to earn an income from their art, has just added another great article on the relationships among blogging, e-mailing, and social networking, and how to use them to build the relationships that count - between you and your potential buyer/audience/reader.http://makecreativitypay.com/sell-your- ... rk-online/
This dovetails a lot with what other folks like Rick Barker have been preaching, but has a slightly different emphasis. In some ways, Leanne's suggestions are more systematic than the "if you build it people will come" approach to websites, online stores, etc.
Back in the golden era of Country music, the stars would spend hours at a time in "meet and greet" events with their fans, because they know how loyal those fans could be. In today's environment, indies and up-and-comers like Taylor Swift have used social media instead. But an unfocused "do everything all at the same time" approach won't build the relationships you need.
Thanks for the great tips, Leanne!