Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hanging My Shingle: Aloha 'Ike Maka - Social Media Consulting

Stand out in Social Media

I contribute a weekly column, State of Romance, to USA Today's HEA blog.  I feature romances set in the designated state.  This past week, I spotlighted Minnesota, Land of 10,000 Lakes, at this link.   During my research for the designated state, I follow links to websites, blogs, and other social media - anywhere I can find authors.  This project, along with my blog, exposes me to authors in all stages of their publishing careers.  I often find myself evaluating their social media and wanting to make suggestions.

So I've decided to hang my shingle out to offer social media consultation from a reader's perspective - are you maximizing the tools available to promote your brand?   

'Ike Maka is the Hawaiian word for Identity ... and social media is your electronic footprint for readers follow.      

My services include researching you on the Internet - your website, social media, group blogs, publisher website - anywhere I can find your name and your books.  I will provide you with a telephone consultation on what I found .... and how it influenced me in purchasing yours books.  I can recommend resources to improve your brand name and social media.  At this time, the cost is a donation to Hope for Heroes (link):

To enable a sense of personal accomplishment, empowerment and unity for our nations disabled heroes through their favorite outdoor adventures and activities.

Here are my qualifications - I served 12 years as an Air Force Communications Officer.  I am active member of RWA; I am a co-presenting a social media panel at the 2015 RWA Annual Conference in NYC (link).  
I celebrated my blog's 5th anniversary in 2015 - the most successful year yet.

Interested?   Contact me at, Subject: Social Media Consulting.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City 

Soar to new heights in Social Media


  1. This is an amazing idea that you will be brilliant at and have a huge success with. Let me know what I can do to help.

  2. Very cool, Kim! Wishing you much success!
    Maggie Mae Gallagher

  3. This sounds wonderful, Kim!! I love that your "payment" for your services is a donation! You are such a kind, giving person.
    Good luck to you in your endeavors. :)

  4. Kim -- This is a cool idea & wonderful cause to support. love that you are combining the things you love in such a great way. I wish you luck & success with it.

  5. Great idea. Good luck!

  6. Congrats, Kim. Good luck on your new venture.

  7. Best of luck....let me know if I can be of help!

  8. I wish you success - you've earned it and then some.

  9. Best of luck with the latest endeavor.

  10. Yay for researching Minnesota!! :)

    Being the bookworm that you are, you are very qualified for this endeavor. I wish you enjoyment and know the authors you help will be grateful!

  11. Best Wishes.

  12. best of luck with this great idea!