A few days ago I took a Texas chainsaw to my Facebook friend list. I was teetering on a tipping point, the same tipping point that I've been balancing myself on for a few years now. I've come to loathe Facebook. Yet I still use it. Every time I decide that now is the time… Continue reading We’ll Always Have Messenger #MondayBlogs #ILoatheFacebook
Tiddlywinks ~ an essay by Krista McCarthy
I’m reblogging this essay from The Disappointed Housewife not only because I want to promote The Disappointed Housewife, but also because this essay by Krista McCarthy is spot-on when it comes to social media. I am not quitting social media, but McCarthy’s essay captures the tension I have with social media … especially Facebook. Sorry, Zuckerberg, but connecting with people through Facebook has not always been a happy, positive, three-dimensional experience. Even with family, sometimes it’s painfully one-dimensional. I’m not quitting Facebook. I’m in too deep. But I’m going to Google Krista McCarthy.
So I’m off social media. I did it. I went in too deep, and now I’m just out. Because it flattened me.
It started with Facebook. It’s like only Zuckerberg really understood what was going to be happening, and had to happen, and that is that people would start connecting. But he might not have thought through the dynamics of that kind of connecting, which allows the subject – the “person” depicted on the Facebook page – to show herself to the world in any way she likes.
I didn’t need to connect to “friends and family” because I was already close enough to them and we all talked. On the phone. Instead I wanted to connect with other people. People I didn’t know yet and who didn’t know me. I was going to be (I thought) a monologist, though I think monology was already getting a little bit…
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Apropos of Nothing #MondayBlogs #MerryChristmas #HappyHolidays
I've been lurking offline of late, infrequently skating by a few blogs or Facebook status updates or tweets. I've several reasons for my grayish absence, and only a few of them may redeem me. Guess which. Reasons for being absent from social media: In a pre-holiday funk, which seems to always come around this time… Continue reading Apropos of Nothing #MondayBlogs #MerryChristmas #HappyHolidays
A Few Things You Need to Know About Me #MondayBlogs
Hello, dear Reader, and Happy Monday (or whatever day upon which you are reading this). I thought it would be good to share a few things you should know about me. Now, if you've been following my blog for a long time, maybe these items won't surprise you. If you're new to my blog, these… Continue reading A Few Things You Need to Know About Me #MondayBlogs
It's Saturday and I'm beat after a rather intense work week which includes 1.5 days of jury duty (save that for another post). I'm sitting at my computer, feeling overwhelmed (per usual) with all the little items on my virtual to-do list. Where to start? What about that pile of New Yorker articles and NY… Continue reading Patience
Facebook Groups for Indie Authors
Maybe Facebook does have something to offer Indie authors. Check out this list of FB groups by Cate Russell-Cole.
In Over My Head … With Social Networking
To start off this post, please vote in the poll here and then read my post. Please also share by reblogging, tweeting, etc. Thanks a bunch 🙂 I think I've gotten in over my head. Maybe because I'm such an introvert, I think that having multiple social media accounts is going to make me popular.… Continue reading In Over My Head … With Social Networking
My Top Facebook Tips for Authors
Some important tips for those of us struggling with Facebook Pages from Victoria Grefer.
Creative Writing with the Crimson League
As promised, after the success of My Top Ten Twitter Tips: Marketing for Writers, which a lot of people said they found helpful (I was so glad to hear that from y’all!), here is a post about using Facebook for promotion. For examples of a Facebook author page, you can check out my author fan page at https://www.facebook.com/greferauthor and the fan page for my first published novel, The Crimson League, at https://www.facebook.com/TheCrimsonLeague.
- CREATE A FAN PAGE AND PROMOTE IT ON ALL YOUR OTHER MEDIA OUTLETS. Author 101: Link it with your blog, your website. Tweet it. If you belong to the Independent Author Network, make sure it’s there. Everywhere you have an online presence, include it.
- CREATE ONLY ONE PAGE. I have two, as I said above: one for my first novel and one promoting me. It’s too much. It’s too much of a hassle to keep one…
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Why I Hate Facebook, But Love My Facebook Page
A couple of months ago, I created a Facebook Page. You can find it here or click Like on the widget in the right-hand column (gotcha!). Initially, I was hesitant to start a Facebook Page because I have strong but mixed feelings about Facebook in general. I managed to avoid Facebook until a few years… Continue reading Why I Hate Facebook, But Love My Facebook Page
… if ye don’t like it, just switch it off… Life’s far too short to bother with daftness… #TBSU…
Another take on the joys of social media 🙂
…the miracle of the instantaneous communication world I’m now plugged into is that this ol’ Jurassic can hardly go to the washroom minus the Blackberry without feeling bereft… the immediacy of the 24/7 cable news channels tell me what’s going on, sometimes even before it goes on… keep me away from the laptop for any extended period …(…read ‘a very short passage of time’...)… and withdrawal symptoms set in… I LUV being attached to all the periphery that comes with the Internet … I’m twinned with my Twitter… gorged with my Goodreads… facetious with my Facebook... licentious with my LinkedIn, and as ye can see, constantly blethering with my Blogging... in a WURD, enjoying… however, I’ve noted recently a wee wave of discontent in certain corners of the WEB... here, a murmur of ennui at receiving Re-Tweets that the Re-Tweetee didn’t Re-quire… there…
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