Please Don’t Bother to Like Me

Social media – the bane of all writers (at least the ones I know). And that dread term “platform.”

Can’t we all just be “friends”? Share thoughts, ideas, struggles, and victories?

As Stephanie Bane is quoted in the attached piece, “monitor and participate in the intellectual life of the publishing community”?

Be a good literary citizen instead of a salesman?

I’d love to hear your thoughts.

BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog

letter_writi_24714_lgBack in June, I landed an agent. She sent me a questionnaire. How many Twitter followers do you have? How many Facebook friends?

The first answer was ‘zero.’ I’d never really understood Twitter. And Facebook–well, I’d like to keep saying whatever I want, so I figured it was time to make an author page. And set up a Tumblr. An Instagram. That new Ello thing. Klout.Hootsuite to organize it all. Started writing here at the Brevity blog.

Four months later, I’m at 1000 Twitter followers. I wake up every morning and squint into my phone, four inches from my un-contact-lensed-eye, send out some retweets, check in with Facebook, browse through Instagram. Sundays I set up social media for the whole week, lay down a base of 3-5 tweets a day of things I think my connections would like to know. When I’m waiting in a line (or hey, I’ll…

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One response to “Please Don’t Bother to Like Me”

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    Allison K Williams

    Thanks for the reblog!


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