It is the age of self-promotion; and I have joined the ranks of those who take selfies, flaunt their accomplishments on Facebook, and brag about their wonderful lives.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not an advocate. In fact, I’d rather live under the radar. But in this electronic age, one’s use of the Internet seems to define who one is. Particularly in the publishing world where agents want to know how many people follow you on social media.
So I’ve launched a campaign to become socially acceptable. I’m now LinkedIn, can Tweet, am available on Facebook, and belong to both Amazon’s and Good Read’s certifiable author pages.
The thing is all this takes so much time that I’m not blogging or writing with as much regularity. The other thing is that social media is about driving people to click on your website, but it doesn’t mean they’ve read anything.
From my perspective, it’s the tail wagging the dog.