Sunday, November 18, 2012

OVEREXPOSURE

I know many of you, my lovely readers, are going to hate me for saying this, but aside for blogging, I am getting really tired of using social media. I love blogging and like writing, it is apart of the whole package that makes me happy. What I don't like about social media is that if you really want to make a name for yourself you have to use Facebook, which I tried and didn't like and Twitter, which I have no intention of ever using.

As a person I feel overexposed for information. I know as an aspiring writer joining these above mentioned social media websites will just better my chances of meeting new readers and one day perhaps promoting a book, but it is just not for me. Right now I just feel like I want to write and blog and who knows, maybe one day have a website if I do become published, but is it really necessary to partake in all social media experiences? Is the days of wanting to be a private person over?

All the online articles I read about wanting to be a writer talks about how you are nobody if you are not on Facebook and Twitter and strangely enough, being a nobody in those terms kind of appeals to me. I mean come on, why is blogging not good enough? Anyone who reads my blog knows how personal my posts can get and when it comes to interacting with readers, why are emails and comments left on my blog not enough?

I love blogging because I do feel that I interact with great people and I always feel great when I do. It is the form of social media that I have come to love and it fits my personality the best. So is it okay to just blog or do you need the other stuff too? Which do you prefer?

3 comments :

  1. I'm not on Facebook either, although I am on Twitter. My first choice is blogging as well.

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  2. Alex - Thank you Alex, for sharing this with me. Blogging is just the best.

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  3. I don't think you really need to have more than one 'web presence', just so people can search your name and find out about your writing.

    There's a load of different options, all with their particular niche - not just Facebook and Twitter, but Goodreads, Tumblr, possibly even youtube!

    The more presence you have the more chance of someone stumbling across your work, but a lot of the time even keeping on top of my blog feel a bit much!

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