I’m doing a guest post on this over at Indies Unlimited.
Are Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and all the other social networks a waste of time for writers looking for readers? What do you think?
Here’s a pic of the beautiful morning sky from my bedroom window, just because…
and another one
Stunning pictures, Emma!
I really believe that in this digital world, removing yourself from social media would be a major mistake. I have personally noticed an increase in book sales when I have become more and more involved. I think we have the recourses available and should use them.
I tend to agree, Jen. Especially when it comes to indie authors whose books are sold only through online stores, we need to have an online presence.
Yes. We’d miss you. Maybe you’d get more stories written, but your warm presence on the Internet would be lost. And that would be a loss to a lot of us.
Aw, thanks, Jo-Ann. I guess it’s better to cut down the time we spend online than remove ourselves altogether.
And I would notice if you left the blogging world. I enjoy your posts even if I don’t always comment. We would miss u if you left!
The sky looked fantastic a few mornings ago. Made me happy to be up and getting ready for work. 🙂 Cheers, Trish. I wouldn’t quit the blog, enjoy it too much.
Lovely photos, of course you would be missed plus I feel social media is something like the broadsheet penny ballads of our time. We can use the various media outlets available to us to develop an audience and to hone our skills, including that of working with an audience. We also get to interact with like minded people, surely a major plus?
It’s definitely the interaction between like-minded people I enjoy the most. Sometimes real life friends don’t understand all the time we spend writing and blogging. Thanks, Kevin.
Beautifl pics:O) I would miss you!
We’d still have email, Michelle 🙂
So that’s what a sunrise looks like, how pastel!!
And yes, you’d be missed 🙂
Nope, this was couple of hours after sunrise. Looked like the apocalypse was on the way there for a minute!
Super pretty pictures Emma! I really enjoyed your guest post as well.
I personally hope you don’t decide to up and leave the blogosphere or Twitter one day. 😛 Facebook however….. lol.
Thanks for checking it out, Becky. I’m not quitting the blogosphere anytime soon, and I’m freely admitting my addiction to Twitter. An intervention would be required to get me to stop tweeting. Not a big fan of Facebook either then?
Social media is a good place to interact with not only potential readers, but also other writers. It can help sell books, but it is not the only way to do so. Anyway, social media is fun! You meet so many other people out there.
Hi, Megan. Social media has been a great forum for meeting other writers. The indie writing community especially are always friendly and welcoming.
I think social media is just another way to keep in touch. I am not the best at tweeting and facebook and a lot of times I visit blogs and don’t comment, just browse. I still think it is a tool that should be used in conjunction with other forms of communicating and marketing, whether it is your product or yourself. Nice view, by the way.
I browse a lot of sites too and don’t leave comments all the time. Thanks, Sherry.
You know what’s more beautiful than those pictures? YOU! I would miss you terribly if you left social media. I don’t think it’s about the $$ or book sales, I think it’s more about the connections made. And I’m glad we made a connection so you can’t ever give up social media. Unless I move next door and we can have tea together every other day, then I might be okay with it. 😉
Aw, thanks, Tameri. That’s a lovely thing to say. I’m not leaving; I just need to rejig a few things and decide how much time I’m going to spend online. Social media is definitely more about connecting – I agree. I look forward to the day we can have a cuppa . Bring it on 🙂
Lovely pictures! What a view! Working on my WIP 2 so I may be even less visible than normal, but I totally understand what you mean. And I agree with Tameri!
They’re nice pics all right 🙂 Good luck with your WIP, Serena. Hope you write that book on ghosts one day.
I don’t really know, most of my referrals are from Google. Get the odd couple from facebook or twitter 😀
We’ll keep plugging away, Tim.
I just found you. I would definitely agree with the majority: you must remain active with the online communities or your sales will suffer. People want to connect with the author on a personal level and these are a great way to do so. I have spoken to a publisher myself and she strongly suggests you stay active with twitter, blogging and amazon in order to become a known author. If you don’t already have an author page on Facebook, that is highly recommended for the majority who would never have found you elsewhere.
Hi, Kelly. Yes, I wouldn’t disappear completely online. As Jen says, in this digital age it’s a necessity to be active online. I have a FB author page but I barely use it. I’ll have to look into Facebook properly in the New Year.
Vivid photos Emma. I would miss your warm presence:)
Hey! It’s snowing:)
Tis the season and all. Thanks, Laura. Same goes for you.