Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Do You Feel Completely Bombarded by Social Media?
I do agree with that, but I have friends who self-publish and do quite well with Internet-only advertising. Somehow they've reached beyond the social-media circle and into main readership circle. I'm not sure that works for all books these days, though, and I'm thoroughly convinced that nothing sells books more than more books. I know when I've finished reading something I love, I always go look for more stuff by the author. If there isn't any, it's a bit of a letdown.
So maybe a social network platform is a great springboard, but I'm not sure it should be the main focus. I've made some really great friends by networking, and I love blogging and sharing my thoughts, but I think I'm about ready to step back a bit and stop worrying so much about where I stand in the circle - if it's even a circle. Sometimes it feels more like a ladder and I'm not even sure where it leads. It's just that the more I expand my "circle" the more there is to keep up with and it gets pretty overwhelming.
So what about you? How important is it to stay right on top of networking? How much time is it worth and how much time do you throw into it? And why? Here at the Literary Lab we like to keep things real and focused on things that turn your intellectual wheels. We certainly don't blog here for networking purposes because we adore literary fiction and reading and writing and we love to share it with others, even if it seems unpopular. Is that what networking is really about? Maybe it should be!
Posted by Michelle D. Argyle at 8:36 AM