Social Media

It’s a foggy monday in the Bay Area and I am settled down in front of the computer with a cup of coffee. Ready to do rewrites, again, still. I’ve been spending too much time on Twitter, which by the way, if you haven’t followed me there I would love to see you. I’m at @jessimcbrayer on Twitter.

Which brings me to the Social Media Time Suck. As an author, I know how important self-promotion is, but it takes up so much time. It also is a fine line between “look at me, look at me” and simply being present. I have to admit I am shy when it comes to social media. I’m much more of a stalker than a tweeter or a poster on Facebook. I try to post but I can’t seem to find anything witty enough to say.  I need a good hash tag. Any suggestions on one I can start? I see a lot of authors doing clever lines about their books. I love that. I don’t like it when they just repeat verbatim excerpts from their books over and over again. Blatant self-promotion is not my thing.

Come on universe, give me some ideas and clever repartee. I need all the help I can get.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marik Berghs
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:35:23

    I like the part where you are doing rewrites. I think you need another road trip to SF for some inspiration.

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  2. tricia linden
    Jun 05, 2012 @ 22:39:55

    I try to limit my time sucks to once a week. Sometimes I only do once a month. I get so busy, it’s hard to stay connected.

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  3. jessicamcbrayer
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 09:22:06

    I know what you mean Tricia. It gets so time consuming. I still spend time every day but have set a limit on how much time. Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

    Reply

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