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#1 Christina B.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:05 PM

So I have always been wary of the whole social media thing but have realized that it has some importance in terms of my writing. My main goal is to meet people way better than me and learn as much as I can. I don't want to be average, I want to be an AMAZING author. My experience with all of the super people here has given me the guts to take the next step into the scary world of social media. I just don't know what to do first. I'm guessing Twitter but that's mainly because I don't really want a Facebook page (I only stalk via my husband's page) and I'm terrified of blogging and honestly don't see how I could with my every minute consumed by my WIP.

 

Is Twitter the best way to go? When is it time to blog? Or is it better to seek networking options elsewhere? Any advice on the next step?


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:45 PM

First of all, social media isn't as scary as you think. Once you understand it's rather tame. All bark, no bite. If you don't like Facebook, then maybe Twitter would be easier. As for a blog, make sure it's something you really want to do.

 

Okay, Twitter. There's another member who's just as apprehensive about Twitter as well. Here's the link.

 

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#3 Christina B.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:36 PM

Thanks. That thread was very helpful. It's nice to know I'm not the only introvert!

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#4 Andrea Lambert

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 07:09 AM

I understand. Social media is a big pond and it can all seem very scary at first. The first thing you have to get over if you want authorial fame is being afraid of other people knowing about your private life. If you are a writer and you get the sort of recognition that you are probably hungering for, people will want to know and the best possible way to invite them into your world is through social media.

 

I know that there's a lot of scary propaganda out there about social media ruining people's lives. Ignore that. Get over that fear. Just remember everything you say on social media is as public as yelling it in the middle of the street. Don't assume any part of the Internet is a purely safe space.  If you're a writer social media can help you. You want to yell things in the middle of the street. That's the whole point.

 

The main ways I use my Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, ello, and Tumblr is that every time I publish another poem or essay on the internet, the link gets cross-promoted on all of my avenues. I put videos of my performance art on my YouTube channel (along with cute dog videos, of course). And use Pinterest for things like nail art, tarot spreads, and promoting my visual art.

 

Twitter is the most powerful tool in a writer's social media arsenal. I once got the executive editor of Harper Collins to request samples of my latest novel, DIARY OF A HOLLYWOOD HEDGEWITCH, because he liked my Twitter and ongoing tweeting about writing the novel. Twitter can get you amazing connections, It can also get you noticed by powerful people. It can also get you embarrassed, so if you drink, don't tweet drunk. I don't drink any more, yay for that. Twitter is a very powerful tool. The way I first got into Twitter was just by logging every time I was doing something interesting. After a while I began to think in 140 word quips and it was on. It helps every time you publish something to promote it on Twitter, that always gets a few clicks.

 

Hope this helps.


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LORAZEPAM & THE VALLEY OF SKIN: EXTRAPOLATIONS ON LOS ANGELES from valeveil: http://www.valeveil.se/posts/196
 

HAUNTING MUSES from Bedazzled Ink on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/194383752X

 

WRITING THE WALLS DOWN: A CONVERGENCE OF LGBTQ VOICES from Trans-Genre Press: http://trans-genre.n...the-walls-down/
 
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