I don't like to follow the herd or join fads. I didn't get a mobile phone (which first came out in '92) or a laptop (came out in the '80s) until about 2005 and didn't go on Facebook until about 2 years ago. I only joined up when I realized these things were definitely not fads and perhaps the "herd" knew what it was doing after all.
So at long last, I've made it onto Twitter.
At the moment I'm basically dazed and confused by the site, but gamely trying to learn. I'm also very surprised by how many creeps are over there. People you don't know will "follow" you and when you look at their page, you find vulgar pictures, or people trying to sell you something, or someone who just seems weird.
But I'm celebrating that I'm keep trying new things in my pursuit of marketing and literary success. (Coz, ya know, it's not about how well you write, but how well you sell what you write...)
(My new Twitter link is on the left sidebar, and I've put a Goodreads button under "Biggun" on the right sidebar. I'd really appreciate it if you hit that Goodreads button for me and clicked the Want-to-Read on Biggun's page!!)
Are there too many social media sites? How do you choose which to follow and which not to?
My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Katie @ TheCyborgMom
Celebrate The Small Things Sign-Up Linky:
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Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is put your name on the linky list on Lexa's Blog, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful for that week. It can be about writing or family or school or general life. This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit)
Foxy's Friday Freebies!
Foxy has been nosing around the net.
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Fridays Freebies posts -
- Free short stories, novellas, and novels
- Giveaways for books and swag
- Free services for authors
Here are Foxy's suggestions for April 10, 2015:
Free Women’s Fiction Novel – Get a chance to win a signed copy of Angel Sometimes, a USA Best Book Award winner, by Helen Ginger. To enter the giveaway, just read a few short sentences and pick a multiple-choice answer on Carol Kilgore’s Contest Page. (US residents only, ends April 30)
Free Historical Suspense Novel – Win The Keys of the Watchmen by Kathleen C. Perrin via the entry form on France Book Tours blog. (ends May 1)
Free Thriller/Suspense Novel – Win a copy of the bestseller Shadow Ritual by Jacques Ravenne and Eric Giacometti via entry form on France Book Tours blog. (ends May 1)
Free an Epic Fiction/Saga Novel – Win The Rocheforts by Christian Laborie via the entry form on France Book Tours blog. (ends May 1)
Free YA Paranormal Novel – Win The Cake House by Latifah Salom via entry form on The Childen’s Book Review site. (ends April 23)
Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of The Witch of Painted Sorrows (Historical/Paranormal/Suspense) by NYT bestselling author M.J. Rose, she’s giving away a $25 Amazon gift card via the entry form on France Tours blog. (ends May 1)
For Foxy's other Freebies, go to the Freebie page.
If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here! Write to: laura.6eg(at)gmail.com>