I’ve posted about social media before. I periodically get comments from people who have found the post and read it. It is usually in the top of the Stats for the site.
Since it’s title is 6 Reasons Why I Hate Social Media most of those who comment agree with me. So seeing that it generates traffic and comments I’ve decided to make social media the topic once more.
I’ve changed my mind since the last posting about social media. Don’t get me wrong. I still hate most of it. It’s still a time sink. Most of it isn’t worth the kilobytes it takes up.
I have found a use for Facebook however. My friend and fellow author, PG, and I chat, help each other with our writing, critique each other and pray for our friends and loved ones. We will be working on Redeeming Love together soon. Facebook gives us chat so we can write, edit, etc.
In case you don’t know RL (we refer to our titles by their initials, saves keystrokes) is going to combine PG’s Redeeming Tales and my Cottonwood Series. We have several characters in common. Enough about that. Back to social media.
Twitter I will use a little. To me it is a colossal waste. (Sorry for those who love to twit or read them.) Very little of worth, IMHO, can be stated in 140 characters including who you want to send them to. Some of the @’s or #’s go so fast that I don’t have a chance to read them. I also can’t, or don’t waste the time to, find new @’s or #’s to read or post to.
Since I wrote about it first in Oct. of 2012 I’ve added Pinterest and Linkedin to my list of social media. Pinterest I use to post book covers and garments I use for inspiration for garments in my historical fiction.
I kept getting invited to Linkedin so I joined. Don’t really know what it’s good for for me. I don’t go there enough to figure it out. Don’t figure I will either.