On the + side of things…

A few people have asked me if I’m done with Twitter and/or Facebook, as I’ve not been on either much lately.

The answer is “No.”

If you’re on Twitter, you can find me here. If you prefer Facebook, I’ve got that covered as well. From time to time, both of these places get my attention. Sometimes I even have little contests and giveaways. There’s one coming up soon, so now might be a good time to start following.

I’m also on Google+ but, like a lot of people, I still don’t feel it yet. But I’m there — or, rather, here.

I know a lot of people who have closed up shop everywhere else now that Google+ is on the scene — getting rid of their Facebook accounts and fan pages, deleting their Twitter feeds, even shutting down their blogs and Tumblr accounts — putting all of their social media eggs in one metaphorical basket.

This seems crazy to me.

First off, because Google+ (like anything else) isn’t quite living up to the hype.

Second, because there are lots of people out there. And lots of places to connect. And, as an author, I want to create more opportunities to connect with readers rather than cut them off.

It’s more work, sure. Adding Google+ to the mix didn’t make things easier. But I’m there, if that’s where you want to be.

In fact, I’m in the process of exploring some ideas for a YouTube channel. I think there might be some interesting things there, being able to not only share some stories in a new setting/format but also share other people’s content as well.

That’s a next year project, once the shoes come off.

A quick post about my shoes (not really…)

I’m writing this while I sit in a waiting room, waiting for someone to call my name.

This is both true literally as well as, I suppose, in a metaphysical level.

I’m coming to terms with the fact that this is not “just a busy time right now” but rather “this is probably how busy I’m going to be for the foreseeable future.”

I’m not complaining about this. But it is a challenge to dial up for the long haul — planning for months, not merely days of stress — because, like most people, I typically use the promise of quiet times as the motivation to power through busy ones.

As the old joke about shoes goes: “But it feels so good when I take them off.”

Currently, the shoes are very tight and every day it feels like someone is giving the laces a good hard tug, just to make sure that they’re really on there.