Actually, I believe it is meant to be humorous and all in good fun. Still, the numbers are impressive.
So how do you implement social media when trying to establish yourself, especially when you don’t yet have a book deal, a product to promote? Because let’s face it, isn’t that what many of us are trying to do? Build a platform. Sell, sell, sell. But I think, that’s not really the point of social media. Isn’t the purpose behind social media, well, social?
They say writing is a lonely profession. Though with so many characters running through my head, I’m never truly alone. (Wow, that’s even creepier on the written page. Lol!) Still, it’s a way to reach out and connect with others anytime, anywhere and everywhere. Sort of the modern day equivalent of a pen pal.
So instead of “using” social media to gain some sort of edge, perhaps we should engage in it simply to broaden our horizons, gain a new perspective, keep in touch with old friends or make new ones.
My writing has led me to people and places I never expected and I’m glad. Well that's all for now, I've got to finish packing for the Writer's Digest conference in NYC this weekend! When I get back I'm sure I'll have plenty of tips to share.
Just so you know, future posts to include: What's on your playlist and what can we learn from songwriters? Flashbacks: why are they considered lazy writing? Followed by, tips on how to craft a decent one. I'd also like to share some of my work.
Take care and happy writing!