Yes, it has come to this.
I *may* be joining the masses of people on Twitter. And I’m not happy about it.
This is entirely part of my quest to build a more solid author platform. Every book on writing I’ve read states that, in modern publishing, an online presence and online platform is huge.
But so far, the only social media I actually enjoy is WP. I have Facebook and use it, but every time I open it, I get discouraged, or frustrated, or feel like I want to slap someone. I don’t want that to happen on Twitter.
I also know writers who have pitched log lines and queries and books via Twitter and have had good responses from agencies and publishers who are also on Twitter.
I really don’t want another social media obligation, but I feel it is pressing on me if I truly want to be a published author. Will this show more people that I take my writing seriously? Even though the idea of Twitter makes me shudder?
What do you think? I need advice!!!
“It shouldn’t be about getting famous. It shouldn’t be about the size of your following. It should be about the way in which you connect with people in the world around you. It’s about finding what you’re truly passionate about, and letting that guide you. Fame is fleeting. But if you’re really lucky, doing what you love can last forever.”
― Justine Ezarik
“In a social media world, the danger is being overexposed and when something is overexposed it is no longer interesting…if ever it was.”
― Donna Lynn Hope
“I love social media. I love the connectivity it provides, the creativity it allows, and the breathtaking wealth of information we all have at our fingertips because of it.”
― Galit Breen,