Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Personal Pet Peeve with Social Media
Saying this is probably taboo in the world of publishing. But I’m going to anyways.
I’m tired of all the self-promotion.
Now wait—before you get upset and remind me that as writers we need to do that—put our work out there across all the social networks—for everyone to see and buy our product.
But not all the time. Without a real connection with anyone.
More and more I’m running into that. People want to be my friend on Facebook and then I never get a personal reply when I leave a note. People follow my blog but I can’t find a way to reply to them. Most all of the tweets are about a new book.
Come on. We’re humans here. We like to communicate with each other. We need to communicate with each other. (I watch enough commercials on TV.)
Sure, I post my latest blog posts. We all do. But if someone sends me a message, it means I expect some interaction. You’ll get it on my part. Always.
I don’t need the high numbers to make me feel good about myself.
Let’s keep it real when we’re doing the social media thing.
Okay—now you can blast away. (covering my head)