As you all know by now, I’m a bit outspoken about some of my beliefs, because they impact me on a personal level. I was getting political on FB because I felt the issues really need to be addressed and are basic human rights issues. BUT…lately there have been several of my readers who’ve gotten obnoxious with their reactions. Seriously, I do NOT go to other peoples’ pages and leave catty, disturbing remarks, and I expect the same behavior. Unfortunately, that does not happen and I don’t have the time or patience to babysit my page.
So given the combination of issues here with Facebook wanting to mimic MySpace’s bloated insanity, and dealing with some of the reactions I’ve gotten, I’ve decided on the following:
On Facebook, I will ONLY post announcements about my blogs, release dates, etc., and the occasional cat picture. You don’t want to see my politics? Join my Facebook page. If you ask questions there, if my mods can answer, they will. I won’t be taking personal questions there and I have turned off the private message function.
On Twitter, I’m pretty much me, all the way. I will be the same as I’ve always been there—I do talk about politics, there, I do swear and get kind of wacky with other authors I know. So, if you don’t want to see any of my personal views, maybe don’t follow me there.
On my blogs—well, I will write about whatever I want to write about, just like on Twitter.
On my discussion group, which has just started, I will occasionally pop in. My mods Jenn and Phil are there, and the street team members will NEED to sign up for it so we can keep everybody updated.
If you want to keep up with release news, please visit my website, my blogs, and/or sign up for my newsletter. Those are the ONLY three places I will post ALL the release news where you can find it easily. You will not find ALL the news on Facebook or Twitter—and there’s no way to keep release news at the top of either of those social mediums.
I’m also on Good Reads, but I do NOT go there often, because I do not read reader reviews. I do feel GR is more of a readers’ site and the main reason I signed up for it, is to keep it as current as I can. But I don’t friend many people there, and I don’t hang out there.
Google+ —I have an account but don’t pay much attention to it.
I still have my MySpace page but it is NOT kept up to date, I never go there (too many viruses), and the ONLY reason I keep it is to keep a placeholder on my name.
So there it is. Facebook—announcements only. Twitter, I hang out and play on. Blogs—you get whatever I feel about writing. My website—all info is on there. Newsletter—news and important announcements once a month. Google+ and Good Reads—my toe is there but not much of the rest of me. MySpace—dead in the water.