Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Social Media Junkie

I never thought this day would come, but I have to admit, social media is not so bad and I’m actually addicted to a few forms. Yep, I said it. For a long time I only participated in blogging. Now I am on Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads and Facebook. Crazy right?

Aside for blogging, Pinterest is my favorite, because I get to get various ideas for character description, food and clothing ideas for potential new or existing characters. I get to make my fantasy world a lot more real. Following closely is Twitter, because I can quickly scan through my tweets and see what is going on in the lives of my fellow writers and one or two celebrities. Call me a stalker, but I like to know what my fellow writers are up to. It makes me feel comforted that they are doing the same things as me, or are struggling as me, or just enjoying life. I rarely use Google+, Goodreads and Facebook these days, but I do check my updates regularly for important info.

I have actually contemplated closing my Facebook account because I’m never really on it aside for book releases and so forth, but all my fellow writer friends are always hosting events there and most writers seem to use it. I might have a problem with Facebook soon anyway, because there is a new scam going where you are friended by one of your already existing friends and then you start receiving inappropriate comments and postings on your wall. I unfortunately clicked on the link which suggested a friend wanted to be friends, again, and just made myself victim to the scam. But oh well, I will deal with it when the creep starts doing the above mentioned things.

I’m actually off to do some work now. Last night I made a mistake with the data and now have to fix a week’s worth of information. But enough about me. Do you like social media? Which forms do you use?