As you all probably know, I've just signed a contract with Beachwalk Press (btw what do you think of my author bio?) for my contemporary romance, The Monster of Fame. (Still jumping up and down). The thing is, when I announced I'd sold, I had to log into four – yes four! - places to announce it. Very time consuming, especially when one is trying to write the next book in the series as well as work two jobs! I know 'have a life' comes in there somewhere, but I'm not sure where...
I'm on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Blogger. I love them all for different reasons, but lately I've let Twitter slide, haven't worked out how to use Pinterest to its full potential, and only had time to 'like' status posts on Facebook. Not to mention the Harlequin forums; I've barely managed to figure out the new layout.
So, which form of social networking will benefit me most? The verdict's still out, folks.
Pros – Love, love, love the witty one liners. Plus, the fact you have limited space spurs your creative juices. Oh, and the #1k1h tag has encouraged me to write more than I ever have!
Cons - That said, its hard (for me anyway!) to find profiles, add pictures (if anyone knows how, I'd appreciate if ya'd let me know) or, if you follow loads of peeps, to keep up with everyone.
Pros - I'm comfortable with it. I like that most peeps I know are on it, I love being invited to book releases, I can work it for the most part!
Cons – Still, its hard to log onto from my work pc (Yes, I know. I should be WORKING!) – think the bosses have put a block on it :o).
Pros – I don't fully understand the potential of this site yet, but I bleedin love it! LOVE IT! People can be so creative, whether they are writers or not. I love scrolling through all the pics. Oh, and Avis Exley has created a board with pictures of her hero, heroine and other things related to the story. She's posted snippets underneath each picture, which, by the way, I think is genius! I can't see any cons to this yet, other than I'm still figuring out how to work the damn thing!
Pros – Well, as you can see from the make-over, I'm getting better at the whole Blogger thing. I like venting, I love ranting, and I'm a serial natterer so this suits me fine. Blogger is not something I'll ever give up. Sorry, but you're all stuck with me for a long, long time :o) No cons as yet. Can follow all the blogs I love, yak on about anything and everything – nope, don't see Blogger as having any cons.
The purpose of this post was to see which network I should give up. Honestly, I don't think I can drop any of them. Love them all in their own special way.
Which brings me to, what form of social networking do you prefer?