Eep, it’s December and I haven’t gotten my Christmas shopping done yet! *head desk*
Welcome to a new month and a new tour of the traveling blog. This month, Lydia asks the question:
Do you twitter, FB, etc besides blogging? why or why not?
Those of you who follow my blog know I just celebrated my one year blogaversary (I never know how to spell that word, geez!) last month. ONE. YEAR! (Can you tell I’m excited about that?)
Back in those days, I was pretty new to the whole social media, let’s-all-get-to-know-each-other-via-the-internet, thing. Thanks to QT (the most super awesomest writerly website, IMHO), I was able to meet some fantastic people, beta readers, crit buds, and all around supportive writers along all stages of the publishing journey.
I’m gonna confess here that I had little knowledge of Facebook and Twitter. PLUS, as a shrink, it’s somwhat important to keep anything about myself on the downlow (of course, tha’t pretty much blown to hell now, so, yeah…oops).
Even though I had little working knowledge of the interwebz, I jumped into the pool of cyberspace and gave it a go. First, I signed up for Facebook. I reconnected with some med school pals, I friended several QT buds, and I networked with a bunch of writerly types–cool! Then, I dove into Twitterland. It’s a strange thing, keeping thoughts to 140 characters, but also fun.
I do enjoy it. VERY MUCH. Problem is, it’s kinda hard to keep up with everyone! LOL!
Regardless of anyone’s stance, I have found the experience of social media interesting, informative, and totally worth it.
Why do I keep doing it? Well, I get to continue developing relatioships, a support network, AND I get to share in the excitement when a writerly pal has a success (such as getting an agent or publishing a book)!
Whaddya all think about blogging, Facebook, Twitter, etc?
Remember to check out Lydia’s response next week! 🙂