One of the best aspects of social media is the ability to connect with people in your hometown and general area. My years of posting on Instagram have connected me with some great people, and last week, at the ribbon cutting for a new bookstore called Park Books and Literacy Lab, I got the opportunity to chat with Ryan Sneddon from Naptown Scoop. Both Ryan and I were at the bookstore covering “the story.” He was reporting on it for Naptown Scoop, and I was covering it for a local magazine. (I’ll share the story once it’s published).
But the fact is, Ryan and I have been “connected” via Instagram for a while now. We’re both promoting the city of Annapolis—I do it through the novels I write, and Naptown Scoop promotes events in and around the city every day. When you’re either an entrepreneur like Ryan, or an independent author like me, the importance of building rapport and connections is vital to your success. And Ryan is doing just that: he is building a following and a network of folks in the Annapolis area who want the low-down—or news—about what’s happening in our area.
If you live locally, be sure to check out Ryan’s newsletter. It’s chock full of news, happenings, and events, as well as timely stories about the scoop in Annapolis and the surrounding areas. As the primary contributor, editor, writer, photographer, and marketing guru, Ryan runs Naptown Scoop—and the diverse hats he wears keep him busy.
If you’re on Instagram or Facebook, you can follow Naptown Scoop, and perhaps, as his endeavor grows, there may possibly be more “scoops” in other towns in the future. And if you happen see him in Downtown Annapolis either walking or on a skateboard, or you spot him in any of the nearby nearby towns, say hello and tell him I sent you.
To sign up for Naptown Scoop, simply click this link that will take you directly to the newsletter. We love what he’s up to and the spirit and promotion Naptown Scoop brings to our good city.
See you at the next event!