*cue ominous music* It’s been a week since I went dark. In today’s post, find out how one semi-neurotic really feels about not being on Twitter and Facebook.
DOM DOM DOM.
Okay, so today I really wanted to log in. After writing my thank you letter to OddCon, I wanted to pop in and add people, write on their Wall, etc.
Yeah, so instead I’m being a little whiny about it here. *pouts* All right, that’s enough of the gloomy music.
In all honesty, it sucks on my end to tell people, “Well, I’m not going to be on Facebook or Twitter for a while.” Although business cards are important, most people I’ve talked to at conventions use Facebook or Twitter to look someone up as opposed to just researching someone through Google. That tells me what you post on Twitter or Facebook is more important than just what employers see. For authors, it’s especially difficult because there’s often three roles we have: personal, “day job,” and as an author. Those don’t always coincide, which someone mentioned might be another benefit of having the Monica Valentinelli author Facebook page. I didn’t think about it that way, but separating readers from people I know on a more personal level could help me keep a degree of separation between those two lives. Hard to say, of course. Especially right now.
Anyway, just thought it was interesting that part of my post-con ritual has been interrupted by my black out. I absolutely want to connect with people and follow up on social media, not just because these are tools that I use, but also because that’s what everyone else is doing, too.
And now, I go back to de-peopling.
About 100 Days: From April 4th to July 13th I’m turning the lights off on Facebook, Twitter and IMs for personal use. Read 100 Days: Turning off the Lights on Social Media for more information. You can also read the 100 Days post archive.