I've been planning on participating in pitch wars so I've been reading through mentor's blogs trying to get to know them. I was surprised by one thing I noticed repeatedly. Not just one or two blogs, but many.
They didn't have their name on the blog.
Because I was going through so many I often had multiple tabs open and I didn't always know who's blog I was reading. There were great blogs, fun blogs, rich with voice and advice and when I looked to see who it was. There was no name. Anywhere.
Authors. YOUR NAME IS YOUR BRAND.
It should be on your page. Several times. You want who you are to be so visible there is no mistake, no question. How can I know who to apply for for mentorship? How can I know what name to look up when I'm at the bookstore or perusing Amazon? How can I become your reader if I don't know who you are?
I don't think I can stress the importance of this enough. Make yourself visible. Make it easy for people to get to know you. Because there are a lot of other authors on the internet and if I can't figure out who you are, I'll just flip to the next tab and you will be forgotten.