Sunday, October 28, 2012
I have to admit...
I came to this realization, that probably should have hit me harder a LOOOONG time ago, but like I said to Christa over the weekend... I can be slow.
Blogging is not the only way to reach out. And I'm a huge believer in twitter and how much I love twitter, and just over the past couple of weeks, I've started using Facebook for real, instead of occasionally answering messages sent directly to me.
And I love GR, but there are also a million things I wish I could change, but I've met some really awesome people there, too.
So. Yes. I'm finally realizing that blogging isn't the only way to "get out there" it's simply my most preferred way.
If this blog post were a tweet, it would be like:
I've finally crawled out of my hole, but still like blogging better.
If it was on Facebook, it would be like:
I'm still navigating facebook and have no idea what people can and can't see, and I'm sure I'm bound to bungle etiquette here at any point because I... click here to read more.
(Insert political ad here, posted by someone who is not me)
But man. I'm LONG-winded. I write NOVELS because I don't know how to tell a story in a shorter way.
So. There's that.
I also think that tweets are so short they can be taken in a MILLION different ways, I'm sure I've tweeted things that people totally took offense to.
I'm sure I'll offend people everywhere - my one-star reviews on books that have not yet come out are proof enough that there are definitely a group or a few people out there that don't like me.
ANYWAY. What is the point of this post??
I have NO idea.
Maybe part of it is that I have a love/like/dislike relationship with almost all social media. I'm SO grateful for the connections I've made, and I wouldn't change that for anything, but at the same time, it's all a lot to keep up with.
I'm sounding like so many blog posts I've seen out there, and I'm nowhere near burnout. In ways I'm just getting warmed up, but there's also a part of me that knows I need to spend more time writing and less time online, which wasn't a problem for me a year ago.
What's funny is that I don't think most people will notice any kind of a change in my blogging schedule, even though it'll feel weird to me to cut back again a little. The upside of this, is that my online time will be more evenly split, and I'm happy about that. For sure.
Are all of you up on Fbook and twitter and goodreads and... whatever else is out there? Any favorites?
Any cool stories like the one time I tweeted about wanting Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay and she rewarded my tweet with a signed copy of her book in the mail??