Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Social Media


As regulars of this blog know, I’ve certainly had my share of angst about social media…

Today’s re-blog should be read critically (even though it’s humorous) because there’s much to ponder…

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zz_kathyBy Kathy Stevenson

This past November I took the plunge and jumped headlong into social media.  Of course I already had a personal Facebook account for friends and family, but professionally I was way behind the curve.  I didn’t have a blog, nor did I tweet.  Whenever I had something published, I posted a link on Facebook, but that was kind of like the proverbial tree falling in the forest.  My friends and my mom could “like” my link, but it was highly unlikely that an agent or editor would stumble upon anything I posted.

Part of the reason I was reluctant at first to start a blog or Twitter account, was that – like many writers – I am not so good at “tooting my own horn.”  Even though I have published hundreds of essays and short stories, most copies of these languish as clippings in three-ring binders I…

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