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 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.