Too Much Social Media? Is There Such A Thing?

Fellow blogger Melissa Maygrove recently wrote a post on managing social media. Today’s authors can’t solely depend on an agent, editor, or publishing house for marketing their work. We are expected to have a social media presence. Aspiring writers are encouraged to begin creating a fan base prior to publication. According to Alexis Grant “social media allows us to access people who otherwise probably wouldn’t give us the time of day…

FacebookTwitterBloggerWordPressPinterest (This one’s addictive! I can be found here.), Google+Linked InGoodreads….it can all become overwhelming and impossible to keep up with. However, we can’t lose focus on the main goal. If we spend too much time in the social media realm, our fan base may grow bigger, but books don’t write themselves.

It’s beneficial to figure out which outlet(s) works with your style, and focus on those. Don’t over commit yourself to too many sites and if you do, don’t be afraid to let some of them go. Keep in mind publishing professionals have access to computers. If you blog, tweet, facebook…using the same name you wish to be published under someday, it’s highly important to keep it professional. Don’t do anything to hurt a reputation you worked so hard to build.

Do you use multiple social medias? Which ones? How do you find a balance between work and play?

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7 comments on “Too Much Social Media? Is There Such A Thing?

  1. Great post, Natasha! And thanks for the mention. Dealing with the marketing aspect of writing is definitely a career of its own!!! = )

  2. dawnall says:

    Balance? Not yet. But working on it. Now, I have to go check Facebook, tweet, and Pinterest…

  3. tangynt says:

    Still trying to find that balance. It ain’t easy…

  4. I have my blog, and I’m on twitter, but not that much. I really only use Facebook to RSVP to a local writer’s meeting.

  5. lbdiamond says:

    Oh, gosh, there is too much social media out there! I limit to Twitter, Facebook, my blog and sometimes Pinterest and QueryTracker. Much more than that and I’ll have no time for anything else!

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