Thursday, August 8, 2013

Social Media Madness


Social Media Madness has bludgeoned me into submission! I surrender. Between Facebooking, Tweeting and Hooting, my mind is buzzing. Do you know what I mean?

What the heck are #hashtags and why do I want them? Is there any real purpose in posting to Facebook? Or in Tweeting on Twitter? HootSuite helps, but it is another thing to learn. AKKK!

Okay, now that I’ve let off some of the steam created by overheating my brain, I can be calm. Social Media is a good tool. Deep down I know it is worthwhile. 

This week, as an author with books coming out soon, I set out to tame my fear of these forms of communicating. After all my author page on Facebook and my Twitter account will help to get the word out when DEATH OF BIGFOOT & OTHER TALES is published.

These are blessed times we live in because information can be communicated in seconds all around the world. No longer do we have to depend upon a runner from settlement to settlement, sailing ships ferrying news, Pony Express riders carrying letters or the U.S. Post Office. Click, click, zap and what do you know?

So, my nerves are more settled now. My mind is at ease. Ah.

If you are curious about my author page on Facebook it is at www.facebook.com/VJSchultz  and you can follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/VJSchultz if you would like to do so.

How do you like Social Media? How does it help you in what you do?

12 comments:

  1. It gets easier with time. The good news is as soon as you master Facebook, Twitter. Tumblr and Pintrest, something new will come along that you just HAVE to be part of. :) Never stop learning. Good luck! You can do it.

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    1. Ah, the learning curve is so steep it circles around and starts again. Thanks. :)

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  2. Social media can take over your life lol. All things in moderation, right?

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    1. So true. A little chocolate helps, too. :)

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  3. Social networking can be overwhelming, especially when you don't have time. But I just try to do what I can, when I can. I'm not the best, but I do try.

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  4. Social media can be overwhelming, and I'm trying to do it with a toddler. But I just try to do what I can when I can, because it is a necessary evil...unless your S.D. Keeling and have mystic Tweeter powers. :-)

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  5. Social media - there are moments when it terrifies me. It isn't easy to tame.

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  6. It can be overwhelming especially if you are trying to learn it all at once. Try to master one at a time.

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    1. It sure is a big elephant. Wonder how many bites it will take? :)

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