Now that I have a new young adult novel coming out, people keep telling me I need to do more on Twitter (where the influencers are) or Snapchat (where my readership is) or some other variation of social media. But, see, Twitter and me? We have a complicated relationship. I’m too verbose to restrict my thoughts into a character count. It may sound crazy, but I kind of resent it. And I’m already on Instagram, so Snapchat feels redundant. I’ve decided to choose social media options that work best for me. So far, that includes Instagram and my new favorite, Quora.
OMG, I Love Quora!
Why? Because it plays to my strength, which is teaching and editing and giving advice to those who want and need it. I’m also on Facebook, though that’s a more personal than private forum for me. Yeah, I’ll still tweet every now and then. It’s an incredible way to meet people in my industry such as librarians and teachers, but it’s not nearly as much fun for me as some of the others. I can’t drum up a desire to actively pursue followers. (Hey, if people want to follow me, they will.) We all have limited time, so writers, give yourself a break. Choose what speaks to you. Your future fans want to know you, not just your books. My thought is that if you’re having fun, they will, too.